soviet union survives

  1. Where would Bin Laden take refuge if the Soviet Russians still occupy and controlled Afghanistan?

    In our timeline the soviets had withdrawn from Afghanistan on May 15th 1988. But in this alternate timeline Gorbachev somehow never takes power and instead another hardliner was in power. So no withdrawal ever happens from late 80s onwards had their troops stationed on Afghanistan. 9/11 would...
  2. Effects of a surviving USSR in the 1990s and 2000s?

    Let's say that, whatever the POD, the Warsaw Pact regimes still collapse in 1989, but the Soviet Union survives, maintains its territorial integrity. What would be the political and cultural effects effects of this, in Europe especially but also in the world at large? Would they be too bound to...
  3. The Soviet Union in 2021

    What if instead of Mikhail Gorbachev, someone else had taken his place? If Grigory Romanov was instead the gensec he would not have reformed the union and avoid it's collapse. I'm not sure if the Warsaw Pact countries or the USSR would be a giant version NK. Who would have succeed Romanov? Would...
  4. How to win the Cold War without abadoning communist memes: Soviet victory after 50 years and 20k words.

    Well, before anything else, let’s make one thing clear: by winning, I do not mean in the same way the US did in our world, with its adversary breaking apart and being forced to adopt its economic system. That could never happen, honestly. It is written in the American constitution that all men...
  5. Rich Communist - A Stupidly Long Thread about Turning the USSR into a Mixed Economy in 50 Years and 10k Words.

    Rich Communist - A Stupidly Long Thread about Turning the USSR into a Mixed Economy in 50 Years and 10k Words Over the last couple of weeks, I've been trying to compile general ideas from alternate history forums about how to delay/prevent the collapse of the Soviet Union. I tried to rank those...
  6. Georgy Malenkov led the USSR?

    For a brief time after Stalin's death in 1953, Georgy Malenkov was the most powerful man in the Soviet Union, holding the positions of Premier and General Secretary of the CPSU at the same time. However, this much power concentrated in the hands of one man alarmed the Politburo, which forced him...
  7. WhiteDragon25

    What Would've Been The Best Sequence of Leaders for the Soviet Union to Survive to Modern Day?

    We all know the general timeline of Soviet leaders from 1917 to 1991: first Lenin, then Stalin, after him comes Khrushchev, Brezhnev after that, Andropov and a couple others in quick succession who didn't live long enough to make an impact, and finally Gorbachev, who had the ignominious honor of...
  8. Nightingale

    PC: Reformed, Democratic Soviet Union joins NATO and/or the EU in the 1990s-beyond

    Let's say that the New Union Treaty in the USSR succeeds and eventually, the Soviet Union turns into a flourishing democracy, the largest power in all of Europe. With that, is it possible that this reformed Soviet Union joins NATO and/or the EU in the 1990s and beyond? I have seen threads in...
  9. The 1991 soviet August Coup succeeds

    The august coup and its impact is a difficult topic to discuss. We will never know for sure if it could have succeeded or if the provisional government could have lasted. This is not meant to be an alternate history question, but rather a discussions about what you guys think on tge august...
  10. Justinian

    A perpetual Cold War: An alternate 20th and 21st Century Timeline
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    So I tried doing this timeline before and I thought it might be fun to actually finish it I was using a style of telling it through excerpts from history books. It was kind of interesting, but it actually made it somewhat difficult to actually describe things and kind of got dry. I also started...
  11. JustinianTheGrand

    DBWI: What if the Soviet Union Collapsed?

    In 1991 the soviet union was on the verge of collapsing completely. Many of the different republics wanted to break off and the upcoming elections had everyone tense. However after some tough negotiations the republics gained more autonomy and the Soviet Union became a largely democratic...
  12. Justinian

    Alternate 21st Century: What if the Soviet Union didn't collapse
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    1985- Keith Jones - Historian, Author of 'The Return of Stalin: The Soviet Union under Romanov' The western intelligence community as well as many Sovietologists were astonished when Gorbachev was passed over for general secretary. The reformist factions had been gathering strength and it was...
  13. DBWI: Gorbachev's Reforms Fail

    OOC: In case you missed the title (which most of you don't but I have encountered a few people over the course of my time here who have), this is a DBWI, also known as a Double-Blind What If. If you don't know what that is, =double&s[]=blind']this article explains it far better than I ever...
  14. Did the USSR have a chance of surviving in the 1980s?

    With a POD of Brezhnev's death, have the USSR survive if possible to the present day. Would limited economic reform whilst politically remaining the same work?
  15. AHC Soviet survival post the fall of the iron curtain

    Have the Soviet Union survive as a entity in the aftermath of the fall of the iron curtain. In a scenario where eastern european states establish themself independantly from the Soviet Union, aswell as experiences a political shift similar to OTL. The Soviet Union on the otherhand remains...
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