1. GauchoBadger

    WI: Trotskyist Sri Lanka?

    The Lanka Sama Samaja Party, active in Sri Lanka since British Dominion times, has a lengthy history, and is notable for being one of the few parties in the "third world" of mass appeal who openly praised Soviet dissident figure Leon Trotsky. For most of their history, they were even larger than...
  2. Whiteshore

    AHC: Cold War Between Socialism/Communism and Fascism

    With a POD after November 11, 1918, come up with a scenario where the Cold War analogue pits either socialism or communism against fascism. Bonus points if you get liberal democracy be seen as an "obsolete" form of government in your scenario like monarchies are IOTL, a "failed" system of...
  3. GauchoBadger

    AHC: Socialist Revolution in the Ottoman Empire?

    With a PoD anywhere between 1900 and 1918, how can enough of the right strings be pulled so that the Ottoman Empire, not Russia (or maybe also them), becomes the stage of a socialist revolution in the early 20th century? One condition must be that this new "Ottoman USSR" holds on to Kurdistan...
  4. If Communism/Socialism were to dominate the world..?

    In a world where few or no countries retain capitalism, where Communism/Socialism was a great success. What would politics, society, technology, etc. be like? What would be the consequences? Would it survive? The POD could be before 1920 or far back if required for success in other countries.
  5. Support for Scottish Home Rule in 1919

    If there was a plebiscite in Scotland in 1919 on the establishment of a Scottish parliament, as laid out by the 1913 Government of Scotland bill, what would the outcome be? And what would it mean for British politics? I'm playing a roleplaying forum game at the moment (link below) set in 1919...
  6. Salvador79

    Feeble Constitution - A Red-and-Green Russia 1917 Timeline
    Threadmarks: One: Lvov Resigns (April 1917)

    Hello everyone, this is my first timeline in the After 1900 section, and I'm still somewhat insecure about it all. I have a lot of ideas for this timeline, but this is part of history where, even though I have spent the last months reading up, others are way more knowledgeable than me, and...
  7. Luke_Starkiller

    AHC: Make Socially-Conservative Socialism popular in the present-day U.S.

    I was doing some reading on the Christian left, and honestly, I'm surprised that Evangelicals in America didn't take some of the crucial parts of Jesus's message- the whole "help the needy" part, for one- as literally as they took everything else. Inspiration aside, is there any point in...
  8. How to make everything go to hell after 1860-something?

    Okay, so I had an idea. Probably a bad idea, but still an idea. It's a timeline where everything starts going to hell around the mid-late 1860s, and we see massive-scale nationalist, anarchist, and socialist revolts of all different varieties almost worldwide by the early 20th century. Got any...
  9. CountofDooku

    Benito Mussolini: L'Unione Sindacalista Nazionalista - the Principate
    Threadmarks: Chapter One: Idea di Rivoluzione

    Benito Mussolini: L'Unione Sindacalista Nazionalista - the Prinipate Chapter One: Idea di Rivoluzione The failure of the Socialist Revolution in Russia has shown us that we were wrong the nation has never disappeared. We used to believe that the concept was totally without substance. Instead...
  10. Aloha

    AHC: Commufascism

    Okay, so I'm not suggesting that full-on "Communazism" would happen (although feel free to come up with something if you have an idea of how such a thing could happen), but what would be the closest that one could get to a major (preferably destructive) government that combines elements of both...
  11. An Equitable Equator: WI Sutan Sjahrir Became President of Indonesia?

    I've just gone through a Socialist awakening courtesy of Youtube and my Sociology teacher. Seeing the current state of my homeland, with wealth inequality that's both overt and covert, I can't help but wonder what would happen if Sutan Sjahrir, a personal hero of mine as well as the founder of...
  12. Bomster

    McKinley lives! What next?

    President McKinley surviving his assassination is a popular POD in several TLs, especially those dealing with a leftist America such as the phenomenal Reds! However, what would actually happen had McKinley lived? A different 1910s? A continued Gilded Age? Socialism? WW1 under another president?
  13. Kaiphranos

    MotF 185: The Bonnie Red Flag

    MotF 185: The Bonnie Red Flag The Challenge Make a map depicting the outcome of a communist or socialist revolution in the Confederate States of America. The Restrictions For this round, the POD of your map must be between 1860 and 1865. Fantasy and science fiction maps are permitted as long...
  14. Leftist revolutions in the west

    With a POD no earlier than 1945, how to make leftist revolutions in the west possible? This means communists/socialists and other leftists take to the streets and actually overthrow the western capitalist states. This may be less implausible than one would think. During the late 60s to mid 70s...
  15. Soviet Union without WW2

    How would the Soviet Union develop politicially and militarily, if no WW2 happens? The (geo-)political situation: - Central Europe is ruled by a heavily armed militarist German state. This could be a military dictatorship that resulted from a Reichswehr coup. A Nazi state where Hitler died...
  16. Amadeus

    WI: Eugene Debs Never Becomes a Socialist

    Today, Debs is remembered for his role in the 1894 Pullman Strike and his activities as a Socialist politician during the Progressive era. But he was originally a Democrat and a capitalist who served one term in the Indiana General Assembly. It wasn't until reading Socialist literature after...
  17. Stalin assassinated in 1935

    In 1935, a woman, the heiress of the Russian aristocratic family Orlova-Pavlova attempted to shoot Stalin, but she missed the target. Let's say her plan succeeds and Stalin is killed. What is the result?
  18. azadi

    The 4th of July coup in Russia

    Chapter 1: Military coup in Russia! The situation in Russia was desperate in the beginning of July 1917. On March 2 1917 (March 15 1917) (dates in parentheses are according to the Gregorian calendar) abdicated Tsar Nikolay 2. after massive demonstrations against the Russian Tsardom. On March 3...
  19. WI: Students for a Democratic Society More Successful

    How is it that the Students for a Democratic Society can become more successful beyond their influence in college campuses and become a major political force in the US? They had around 100,000-200,00 members at most. What would it take for them to become a major player in American and possible...
  20. The Old World Order: blurbs from a surviving Soviet Union tl