socialist america

  1. Hawkeye

    Socialist America brainstorming thread

    Yesterday I posted a map about the rise of a socialist party in the United States. After getting some feedback from there and other places I concluded that while I'm satisfied with my PoD and events that happen in the USA, I'm not so happy with how I handled the rest of the world. I guess I was...
  2. Meshakhad

    The Fire Never Dies, Part II: The Red Colossus
    Threadmarks: 1. The First Workers' Congress

    (Continuing from here.) …Unlike the old system, where a President would nominate his cabinet to be approved by the Senate, the commissars would be elected in a competitive race in the House after nomination by the Chamber or the existing Central Committee (which consisted solely of Premier Debs...
  3. TheInnerMoon

    A People’s Alt-History: An Essay on the Fascinating Fiction of a Socialist US

    Hello everyone, Inspired by works both on and off this website, I wrote a fairly long essay about the particular AH scenario of a Socialist United States. After an initial breakdown of this premise, I move into a critical overview of some of the most prominent timelines in this category. I'm...
  4. Meshakhad

    The Fire Never Dies: Labor's Star Ascendant
    Threadmarks: 1. Explosion at the Saratoga Hotel

    EXPLOSION AT SARATOGA HOTEL Caldwell, Idaho, December 30, 1905 At 10:05 this morning, an explosion rocked the Saratoga Hotel. The source was soon identified as coming from room #19. Upon entering the room, sheriff’s deputies identified the sole casualty: the room’s resident, one Tom Hogan[1]...
  5. JesterBL

    The Stomach of Man Under Socialism: A Culinary History of Socialist America
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Prologue “Have you ever had American cuisine?” “No.” “Well, neither have they.” (joke loosely translated from the original French) American food, where it is discussed at all in food circles, is discussed purely as a joke. This is perfectly understandable, particularly from the viewpoint of my...
  6. Bomster

    AHC: Back in the USSA

    Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to somehow plausibly create the scenario depicted in Back in the USSA, a world where the 20th century destinies of America and Russia are flipped.
  7. Captrexone

    The Bear & The Eagle: A Graphical History
    Threadmarks: Introductory Post

    The Bear & The Eagle What is this? I've recently been struck by interest in a 'different' Cold War. Especially interested in the aesthetics of it all and different proxy conflicts. This will be a small graphics-focused TL based on this alternative Cold War and exploring or developing things...
  8. The Glowing Dream: A history of Socialist America
    Threadmarks: Prologue: Owe My Soul to the Company Store

    The Glowing Dream Part I In the Gloom of Mighty Cities: The Birth of American Socialism ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ “I...
  9. Imperial Advocate

    Solidarity Forever: A Socialist America Map Thread

    "If America does not use her vast resources of wealth to end poverty and make it possible for all of God's children to have the basic necessities of life, she too will go to hell." -Martin Luther King, 1968 This is the story which tells the turbulent history of America's journey from the...
  10. AltoRegnant

    DBWI: No Second American Revolution/Worker's Revolution?

    Otl, after the abuses of the gilded age went on too long and for too little reform to be made, socialists all across America rose in revolution against the old system in 1899. Despite large numbers of volunteers from abroad, the revolutionaries won the day, and the old government capitulated...
  11. TunguskaStorm

    Most Likely Time and Place for a Communist Revolution in the US?

    So, I've had this idea bouncing around for a while for a Communist revolution in the United States. One of the (many, many) problems with this scenario is that I haven't the faintest idea where or when to place this supposed revolution. I was thinking the Industrial/Rust Belt Great Lakes states...
  12. Europa ist Braun - TL Research/Announcement Thread

    So, you may be familiar with my short-lived TL ...And Our War is Never Won..., which involves a fascist takeover of the United States. Well, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that, due to the fact that it's a near-future history TL, it's going to have to deal with how...