warsaw pact

  1. What if the USSR and Eastern Europe accepted the Marshall plan?

    The Marshall Plan aid was divided among the participant states roughly on a per capita basis. A larger amount was given to the major industrial powers, as the prevailing opinion was that their resuscitation was essential for the general European revival. Somewhat more aid per capita was also...
  2. How could communist Romania have enlarged/increased its GDP?

    How could communist Romania from the 1950s to the 1980s have improved its economy and gdp? Perhaps becoming one of the largest economies in Eastern europe? (After USSR)
  3. What if Romania managed to aquire nukes in the 1980s? How would this affect the eastern bloc and the cold war?

    Romania (as the Romanian People's Republic) started a nuclear research program in 1949, focusing on radioactive isotopes in medicine and industry. Some have interpreted Romania's actions to have a dual purpose, as the military program began in 1978, jointly operated with the program for the...
  4. Ryker of Terra

    WI: Unified Warsaw Pact military (and secret police)?

    I'm not sure if there's a specific name for this phenomenon, but since time immemorial, militaries have tended to 'mix' their soldiers, meaning that you generally won't see a unit comprised solely of people from Region X or Town Y or Village Z, and you sure as hell won't see a unit like that...
  5. 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...
  6. No De-Stalinization: Effects in the Warsaw Pact?

    Suppose that the USSR, rather than exposing and condemning Stalin's monstrous deeds wholesale, instead only undoes the worst parts of the terror (shutting down the gulags, for example) and shifts most of the blame to someone else (such as Beria) while the late dictator gets the Mao treatment...
  7. I am kinda stuck with my alternate history Cold War gone hot scenario, I don’t know whether to place it in the 60s or the 80s.

    I want to start a timeline but I don’t know when to place it, I want it To either take place in the 60s or the 80s. Both have their pros and cons and both have their own vibe to them. Hopefully by listing the pros and cons of each that you can decide for me which decade for me to place my...
  8. East Germany: Could Walter Ulbricht's New Economic System succeed?

    The dictator of East Germany, Walter Ulbricht, enacted a series of reforms known as the New Economic System from 1963 onward. This program consisted, to put it in a very simplified way, of shifting investments away from heavy industry towards consumer goods and high technology, as well as...
  9. Images from Twilight: 2000

    In order to understand this timeline. The year is 2000.The year of Twilight War. 5 years since the Sino-Soviet conflict escalated into a full-blown war as dragging both Western Powers and Eastern Powers into the cycle of destruction. In Europe, the theater of operations had been fought to a near...
  10. GoshDiggityDangit

    NATO v Warsaw: Possible?

    Was direct conflict possible between NATO and the Warsaw Pact nations without immediately resulting in a total nuclear war? If not, when did it become impossible to avoid? I postulate that past 1960, the two could never come into direct conflict without such a result.
  11. AHC/WI: More Romanian Style Revolutions

    Very short question. While the majority of the USSR's client states fell peacefully, Romania was the only one to have a violent revolution against the regime. So how can we get most of the Soviet client states (with the possible exception of Hungary which actually seemed like a pretty nice...
  12. errorofmyself

    Discussion About Bukharin Soviet Union & How World War II & The Cold War Change
    Threadmarks: Bukharin Succeds Stalin : What's Next?

    Hello, so I am relatively new to the forum. The first thread got locked, but now I can understand why. The intention was to simply start in a "super" medias res , with the death of this Nikolai Bukharin in 1986 between a discussion between an army general, who is in reality Zhirinovsky who in my...
  13. Under what circumstances would NATO or the Warsaw Pact have actually gone to war with each other?

    To my knowledge, most of the war plans made by both main camps of the cold war were defensive (one notable exception being "7 Days to the Rhine"), and both sides believed that the "big one" would come from the other side launching a major offensive in Europe. The "Fulda Gap" is a good example of...
  14. Adrien_skywalker

    THE ASIAN TRINITY: EAST VS WEST
    Threadmarks: 1971 - 1972 - The Embers of an Alliance

    This is something that I have been working on assiduously since the last two months. This is my second most serious project after 'When it rains, it pours! A Frederick the sixth ISOT!' The concept is what would happen if the Bangladesh Liberation war were to occur 14 years later on than OTL...
  15. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    The East Marches On: An Alternate Timeline
    Threadmarks: Soviet Union wins WW3

    The date is October 31, 1983. NATO prepares for Able Archer 83, a huge military exercise simulating an invasion of Europe by the Warsaw Pact. The sheer amount of military components mobilized by NATO for this exercise frightens the Soviet leadership. The American Ambassador assures Yuri Andropov...
  16. GauchoBadger

    WI: The DDR recognized as a sovereign country by Bonn?

    What if the East German socialist state that existed from around the end of the Allied occupation of Germany around the early 1950's till the fall of the Eastern Bloc around 1990 had, instead of claiming to be the legitimate government of all Germany (which resulted in tensions within European...
  17. GauchoBadger

    AHC/WI: pro-Soviet Germany, pro-NATO Poland?

    Would it be possible for the Cold War disputes in Europe to result in a sort of division in which Germany (probably united under a single administration ITTL) joins a formal geopolitical alliance with the Soviet Union and her allies while Poland becomes an ally of NATO and the west, in a sort of...
  18. GauchoBadger

    PC/WI: More autonomous Warsaw Pact bloc?

    With a PoD anywhere between the Yalta Conference in 1945 and the fall of the USSR in 1991, how could we make it so that the Warsaw Pact countries of Eastern Europe, set up IOTL as puppets or clients of the Soviet Union, end up as autonomous from Moscow in regards to international policy as the...
  19. WI: No Iron Curtain/Warsaw Pact?

    All righty! Here's one to think about! Say that through a combination of luck or circumstance, there is no Iron Curtain/Warsaw Pact? By that I mean Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Romania and Bulgaria were all liberated by the Wesr and or their own governments and thus were...
  20. WI: Prague Spring spreads to other countries

    What if Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia managed to spread to other Warsaw Pact nations? How could've the mass protests managed to get more support in other countries thus making it harder for Soviets to put it down? And what happens once it's impossible to invade Czechoslovakia since the Warsaw...
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