united states of america

  1. HeX

    WI: The United States Joined the League of Nations?

    The League of Nations is one of the world's great disaster stories. Intended to be the keepers of the peace to ensure that something as terrible as World War One never occurred again, through a mixture of apathy and weakness the League faltered time and time again until it finally fell apart at...
  2. An American Oddity
    Threadmarks: Revolution- Burning of Montreal

    Ne’er before had the flames of warfare turned so badly against the British -King George III The Revolution started in Montreal -George Washington He had repeatedly denied the citizens of these fair colonies the Freedom of Religion -Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. CHAPTER I...
  3. AHC: Less corrupt Louisiana

    Louisiana has long had a reputation as one of the most corrupt states in America, and not without reason. Your challenge is to have it be significantly less corrupt.
  4. Andrew Boyd

    Great Railroads of the World: Part 1 of my universe of TLs

    Hello all. This is a start of an older railroad TL that I got bogged down in. So this time, I'm going to eschew the traditional take on such subjects, and try to test this out as part of a universe I plan. Contributions are welcome, so if you like, go ahead and PM me.
  5. Wild West in a divided America?

    What might the Wild West be like in a divided America? I don't necessarily mean a Confederate victory in the ACW, I just mean a "Divided States of America" scenario, which could theoretically happen a number of different ways.
  6. Roosevelt

    The Kingdom of Liberty: A History of the United States
    Threadmarks: Chapter One

    The Kingdom of Liberty A History of the United States "Unlike the centuries-old absolute monarchies of Europe, which ruled for power and control, the American monarchy ruled for nearly the exact opposite: liberty and independence. Since Henry the First to George the Second, we have been dearly...
  7. WI: Robert E. Lee killed at the Battle of Chapultepec

    In September 1847, the Battle for Mexico City was raging. During the attack on Chapultepec Castle, a young American officer was wounded. That officer was Captain Robert E. Lee. What if Lee had been killed instead of just wounded? What impact would it have had?
  8. DBAHC: Wank the United States of America

    We all know how things went for the USA IOTL. Your challenge is to make it far more successful.
  9. DBWI: Virginia Secedes

    During the American Civil War, there was a lot of suspense over whether the remaining slave states would stay in the Union or join the seceding states. Virginia was no exception. Things were touch-and-go for a while, but as we all know, Virginia ended up staying in the Union. What if Virginia...
  10. Separated at Birth: America and Drakia
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    Separated at Birth “The story of the twentieth century is a story of two brothers separated at birth, one raised in America and one in Africa. Their father was British, their mother French, but as is always the case it was their upbringing that shaped their characters.”- Wolf Hugeson, The...
  11. AHC: USA a Central Power in WW1

    So, there was a timeline awhile back where the USA was a Central Power in WW1, and I was wondering, how could they have become one? I heard that, when the war began, a large portion of the (mostly German and Irish-American) population in general supported the central powers while wealthy...
  12. Andrew Boyd

    AHC: More electric trains in North America

    Simply put, have more railroads in North America use electric engine as opposed to diesel engines. Where would this be economically viable or successful? Where wouldn't it work? Is it possible to see most American main lines electrified?
  13. AHC: Make the USA as unstable as possible by 2000 without collapsing

    Okay, so your goal here is to create as much instability and political tension as possible by the year 2000 in the USA without having it collapse or become more stable. Think Wiemar Germany pre-Hitler or something. This is just for fun. Don't know why I posted it, really.
  14. Maine Becomes Independent

    In 1819, Massachusetts agreed to allow Maine formal secession from the state after decades of tension with Boston. What if, in an alternate timeline, Maine was allowed to secede from Massachusetts instead of becoming a state in the US, became an independent republic. Would Monroe be able to...
  15. Shattered States of America

    A thread for @the 14th doctor's project to prevent clogging up the WIP thread.
  16. If the USSR is defeated and the US is neutral, what is Britain's strategy?

    Assume a scenario in which the Soviets have been defeated (Germany annexing Russia up to the Urals) and America is neutral (no Pearl Harbour and no subsequent flashpoint which brings them into the war), but more than willing to provide Britain with any funding or supplies (Lend-Lease, etc.)...
  17. Suburban Guerrilla

    WI: U.S. Military Learns Fire and Movement by Late 1890s

    The Army major felt a chill run down his spine as he saw yet another British soldier fall a hundred yards away. He was embedded with a Boer commando near Gordon's Knoll. The main Boer force was dug in at Laing's Nek, but their commandos were on the offensive. The Boers could not only outshoot...
  18. FalloutNova

    What if the Ottoman Empire suppored US Independance

    Basically what the title says. What if during the American declareation of independance the Ottoman Empire supported the USA? What would the relations between the nations be?
  19. Delayed ww1: Plausibility of a second Japanese war and possible outcome

    I have read extensively about the russo Japanese war, and according to what I have read it seems quite evident that by 1905 the Russians were already starting to overwhelm the Japanese, but they were forced to look for peace for other reasons. Now I want to discuss with you guys the likelihood...
  20. Alterwright

    TL-191: Rivals - Confederates, Yankees, and the Banana Wars - 1900-1914, 1917-1939

    For clarification, this thread is intended to generate discussion on specific time periods framed within Harry Turtledove's TL-191 "Southern Victory" series, in which the Confederate States of America win the Civil War and become their own nation. Although the small wars in the Caribbean and...