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  1. What if the October Crisis of 1970 was worse?

    Much of the inspiration and ideas can be attributed to a 2007 post but that didn't get a lot of attention. In this particular timeline, the Marxist-Leninist separatist terror group, the Front du Liberation de Quebec takes far more extreme actions than it did in the OTL, having far greater...
  2. Chapman

    Later Operation Northwoods?

    As most probably know, IOTL the US Department of Defense proposed a series of false flag terrorist attacks in the US (plane hijackings, bombings, and other forms of violent terrorism) that they would claim were committed by the Cuban government, as a pretext to invade. However, the Kennedy...
  3. Chapman

    President Carter Assassinated

    For a story i'm currently writing, President Jimmy Carter is assassinated in a false flag terrorist attack orchestrated by the mob in order to put alternate-Vice President, James R. Hoffa, in the White House. So your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with the specifics for...
  4. Chapman

    WI: The US invades Venezuela in 1977?

    For the purposes of a story i'm currently writing, I was hoping to get some insight on this. The essential idea is that, at the signing of the Torrijos–Carter Treaties in 1977, President Jimmy Carter is assassinated by hard-line Communist terrorists from Venezuela, Panama, and Cuba. In response...
  5. Zachariah

    WI: Terrorists attacked nuclear warhead convoy in Glasgow, 2014

    Went to visit Scotland and Loch Lomond a year or so ago, and heard about this incident in a pub from one of the locals- Anyway, since hearing about this, I couldn't help but ponder a worst-case WI scenario. Let's say that, ITTL, a small group of Glaswegian Islamic radical nutjobs heard about...
  6. WI: 2010 Times Square bomb plot is successful?

    In 2010, an attempt to bomb Times Square was foiled when the bombs failed to detonate. If the attack was traced back to Pakistan, then-Secretary Clinton warned of possible "consequences" to a successful attack. What would these "consequences" look like if indeed, the bombs had gone off and was...
  7. WI Archduke Franz-Ferdinand Lived

    What if Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was not assassinated on 28 June 1914 by Gavrillo Princip and the Black Hand Gang? This could be as simple as the driver not taking a wrong turn and running directly into Princip. What impact would this have on World War I? Would war be...
  8. Cheer

    Question About Gunpowder Plot

    Would a successful Gunpowder Plot, which blew up the House of Lords and the King, cause the idea of similar tactics to become more widespread in Europe and its colonies? And not just in political situations, but also in churches, mosques, schools, and the like? In short, do you think a...
  9. Khalid Islambouli's gun jams

    I've been reading Karen Armstrong's Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, and just read the section on Sadat's assassination and the rise of Islamism in Egypt. In the assassination, Egyptian soldier Khalid Islambouli managed to get to the presidential stands while throwing...
  10. WI: Iran intervenes in the WoT

    Greetings! IOTL, Iran's aid to the Iraqi insurgents and Taliban has been limited. In Iraq, Iranian aid is linked to approximately 500 US deaths, out of over 4,000. But what if, for one reason or another, Iran decided to give massive support to the oppositoion in Iraq and Afghanistan, including...
  11. Mumby

    TLIAW: The Kampferkrieg

    WARNING: THE FOLLOWING HAS SCENES OF VIOLENCE AND THIS IS A TIMELINE ABOUT NAZI TERRORISTS SO IT WILL NEVER MAKE PLEASANT READING. Stanley moved the crowd as quickly as he could without drawing attention. He was uncomfortably aware of the weight of the Webley under his left armpit, and how...
  12. A meaner, harder nation: A collaborative, dystopian 1990s TL

    POD: Lee Atwater dies in a car crash in 1986 November 8th, 1988: Michael Dukakis wins the 1988 election January 19th, 1989: A day before Dukakis's inauguration, a group is formed in Jackson, Mississippi, called the "minutemen"
  13. If al-Qaeda had nukes, where would they use them?

    So let's assume that al-Qaeda, pre-9/11, has obtained two nuclear weapons, perhaps from Pakistan or from the former USSR. What would be their targets, and how feasible would it be to use them?
  14. Spiralling out of Control: 1992 - RNC
    Threadmarks: Prelude 01: What Comes After

    The story in brief so far.. Open in new tab for background music Axis, the Axis The Axis of World lies Broken Stolen, Stolen Future Our Future has been Stolen. Control, Out of Control We are spiralling out of Control Fire, Set on Fire The World is Set on Fire Our freedom is consuming...
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