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  1. SneedsSeed

    American Empire - 1850

    This is my first post on this site. Not sure if that matters. -------- The Second Constitutional Convention (1797 - 1792) The signers of the Constitution were killed after a bomb was successfully detonated in the Pennsylvania State House on July 1st 1787 during the Constitutional Convention...
  2. shearsforest

    Alternate U.S. state names

    For my scenario The True North and the Home of the Brave, I've taken the challenge to try and develop an alternate history of the United States. As of now, I'm at 1650, and there's a few names that haven't been fully codified: future Delaware future New Jersey New Sweden (OTL southeast...
  3. AHC: Smaller white population in US

    There are many threads discussing the possibilities of more white-majority nations/colonies or white-minority rule lasting longer in Africa, but now I want the opposite of that With a POD of 1815, have the white (Non-Hispanic) population of the US ITTL's 2020 be smaller than it is IOTL (190...
  4. New Afrika State: What if black nationalism created a black majority 51st US state?

    This is a scenario that is not meant to be entirely realistic. It is also not meant to portray MLK as anything other than a strong and great man. This scenario takes place in a world where Dr. King’s beliefs were not as strong as they were in our world. He is, in this scenario, less able to...
  5. Emperor Max

    AHC: John Lennon Leads Popular Uprising

    An AHC I’ve thought of lately POD: 1969-1971 Rules: The Beatles breakup must remain the same Lennon must lead a political party by August 1972 The party would be broadly far-left, with an overall Marxist leaning, to be socially liberal and opposed to the Vietnam War Bonus points if supporters...
  6. AHC: USA Annexes All of Mexico by 1920

    Basically the title. This wouldn't happen all at once, but perhaps the US takes more in the Mexican Cession, then takes more in the Gasden purchase? At this point, I can't really think of a way for the US to annex all of Mexico except for maybe some shenanigans happened with the Zimmerman...
  7. WI: Volunteer firefighting remains in urban cities in the US

    In OTL, problems with volunteer firefighters (fighting at fires being a big one) resulted in the formation of the first paid fire departments in American cities, starting in 1851 with the formation of the Cincinnati Fire Department. With the abolition of Philadelphia’s volunteer fire department...
  8. US economic development without WW1?

    Contrary to popular assumption, the United States was, even before the World Wars, something of an economic superpower. It boasted a larger economy, higher GDP per capita, and greater industrial capacity than any other nation on Earth. The devastation of Europe in the aftermath of WW1 left the...
  9. AHC - make martial arts ubiquitous in America

    With a POD of 1973 and start of the kung fu craze make it by 2020 martial arts is commonplace and normalized in America. There seems to be a number of possible values including Hollywood piling in on the initial kung fu craze and broadening it American stars and hybrid styles which slowly...
  10. AHC: American elections after Kerry victory in 2004

    Say Kerry somehow wins Ohio, and that results in him winning the 2004 election, how would the next presidential elections up to 2020 play out keeping in the mind that the Great Recession would still happen and so would the COVID-19 pandemic?
  11. AHC: Create an alternate President for the USA

    The United States of America has existed for over 200 years, and due to it being a Democracy, has had many possible candidates for its presidency. Your challenge is to make the most original idea for a president of the USA possible, I'll start with my own idea: Elbridge Gerry would become close...
  12. GameBawesome

    WI: The US stills wins the Spanish-American War but instead puppets Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

    In the 19th Century, after winning the Spanish-American War, the United States would buy the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam, for $20 million dollars and also made Cuba an independent republic (But with heavy American control). This was the beginning of American Imperialism overseas, as they...
  13. USA if Spanish conquer England

    would USA still come to exist like in OTL if Spanish armada succeeded or Anglo Iberian union by son of Philip II and Mary I. Since USA defeated fascism and communism will Spanish crown allow english to setup self governing colonies in North America ?
  14. Best case scenario for the US post 1945?

    With a POD of the end of WW2, what is the absolute best case scenario for the United States by the modern day? As for what constitutes a "best case scenario", I'll use the following metrics: Quality of life for its citizens, measurements such as HDI. Total GDP and overall economic strength...
  15. European US Japan Intervention in Chinese warlord era

    what if US, Japan and Europeans Intervened in Chinese warlord era to keep China divided like they did to Boxer rebellion ? will it succeed? can they carve out satellite states out China
  16. durante

    Proportional Representation in the USA

    Hey beautiful people of AH! Specifically looking for opinions of Americans or those who know America well. PoD doesnt matter much to me; although I'm going to assume post-Watergate. Maybe even after 2000 and the hanging chads? Anywho, what political parties do you think would be...
  17. TheHedgehog

    The American System: A Henry Clay TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    "I would rather be right than be President" -Henry Clay "Am I not a man and a brother?" -Anti-slavery slogan Henry Clay is one of the greatest what-ifs of American history. A man who had such a massive impact on the United States never rose to be its leader, despite his many attempts. But what...
  18. Dking527

    My Eyes Have Seen The Glory - A Slave Republic in the Early Colonies
    Threadmarks: Chapter 0: Background

    Background: The southern USA had long contained a very large slave population, imported from West Africa, and the Kongo region these men came and labored under the so-called free United States of America. Many held hopes and aspirations of a dream of liberty, for themselves, their children, and...
  19. DBWI: What if the US President had real power?

    Instead of being a mostly ceremonial role elected by a supermajority of Congress, what if the President was elected by a separate Presidential Election and held far more extensive executive powers? e.g the Cabinet of Secretaries being directly appointed by the President rather than the Primary...
  20. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: The United States of Atlantis?

    Pardon the clickbait-y title; I am not saying Atlantis is real, or that it was in the US. This scenario is sort of about the opposite. According to Plato's Timaeus and Critias, the mythical land of Atlantis was a great continent beyond the Pillars of Hercules (i.e., the Straits of Gibraltar)...
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