world war 2

  1. WI: Task Force 16 arrive prior to the Battle of the Coral Sea

    In the original timeline, Task Force 16 after the Doolittle Raid. Was sent to the Coral Sea after re-supplying from Pearl Harbor. With orders from Nimitz that Halsey was to take over command from Fletcher. Obviously that did not happen as the Battle of The Coral Sea occurred between May 3 1942...
  2. UoBLoyalist

    1940 Campaign with a Cooperative Belgian Government?

    How would the German campaign in the West have gone if British and French troops had been allowed access to Belgian territory prior to the German invasion? Would this have had a major impact on German or Allied Fortunes??
  3. QTXAdsy

    WI Wilhelm II accepted Churchill's offer in 1940?

    As we all know, the exiled Kaiser of Germany, Wilhelm II, fled Germany in 1918 and lived for the rest of his days in the Netherlands until his death in 1941. However there is an interesting subplot during the Nazi's invasion of the Netherlands in 1940 that Churchill was offering the former...
  4. Effects on WW2 in Europe w/ no Pacific theater

    The difference in this timeline is that Japan is not a part of the Axis, and doesn't start any wars after the Russo-Japanese War. I'm wondering, from a military-strategic perspective, how would the unfolding of events occur in Europe during the ALT-WW2? I'm fairly certain that Germany will...
  5. A swift Republican victory in the Spanish Civil War?

    The right-wing coup that kicked off the Spanish Civil War was actually a huge failure for the conspirators, at least at first. Although they took nearly all of the north, important cities like Oviedo, Seville and Córdoba, as well as the colonies (where their best military force, the Army of...
  6. CaliforniaPerson296

    Cold War reference books and other materials

    I want to write a Cold War Timeline similar to @TastySpam ‘s “The North Star is Red”, only with the POD being the Allies deciding to go for the soft underbelly of Europe instead of OTL D-Day, are there any good books, articles, and threads on this site that would be good research material for...
  7. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: Best Case Scenario for Austro-Hungarian/Habsburg Restoration After WW1

    Devise a scenario where the Habsburgs are restored to power after losing WWI> A pod that comes to mind is the Habsburg attempt at retaking the Hungarian Crown which fell through after Kaiser Karl's death in Portugal. What's the best the Habsburgs could do here assuming they manage to retake...
  8. SealTheRealDeal

    PC: Akagi taken out during Indian Ocean Raid

    Considering the following incident: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Ocean_raid#Blenheims_attack_the_Japanese_carriers Would it be possible (possible, not discussing likelihood) for one the the Blenheims to get lucky and more or less replicate the elevator hit that killed Akagi at Midway?
  9. Sārthākā

    Swedo-Finnish Union in and after ww2. Effects on cold war?

    Jarl Wasastierna, the Finnish minister in Stockholm officially suggested an union between Sweden and Finland based on Austria-Hungary's own confederational type on the 20th of September 1940. The Soviet minister in Stockholm, Alexandra Kollontaj initially expressed a careful support of the...
  10. WI: Sweden Joins The Allies After D-Day?

    What if Sweden joins the allies within a week of successful allied landings on D-Day in Normandy? Basically they see which way the wind is blowing and decide to pick the bones of Third Reich as it disintegrates or the Germans make some sort of mistake that violates Swedish neutrality that bring...
  11. the Imperium of Canada

    What would be the public reaction if Operation Unthinkable is actually attempted?

    This is extremely implausible, but I guess it's technically not impossible. So how would the general public of the United Kingdom and United States react if Operation Unthinkable is somehow actually carried out, with the Soviets not being the aggressors and doing nothing to provoke an all out...
  12. WI: Herman Goering isn’t wounded in the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch

    On November 8-9 1923 the Nazi party under Adolf Hitler attempted to seize Munich and were fired upon by police. During the short firefight 16 Nazis were killed and dozens wounded, including both Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering. Goering was shot in the groin and was smuggled by his wife to seek...
  13. British Biscuit

    WI: King of Libya becomes the Caliph?

    Established in the 19th century, the Senussi are/were a Sufi religious order which eventually formed the ruling dynasty in the Kingdom of Libya. In the first few decades of the 20th century, the order was governed by Ahmed Sharif as-Senussi: What if Ahmed Sharif as-Senussi accepts Atatürk's...
  14. AHC: Invert the reputations of Hitler and Mussolini

    In most of the Western world, the mainstream perception is that Hitler was history's greatest monster, while Mussolini was his bumbling sidekick. Your challenge is to have this be the other way around.
  15. A Better Post-WWII Italy & Rest Of The World
    Threadmarks: The Point Of Divergences : A Discussion

    One thing that I wonder is why lots of threads discuss just one POD instead of multiples. I for my timeline want to do multiples and want to know your opinions. Canada actually owns the Carribbean and Falklands when a jokes gets serious and taken to parliament and passes (barely) Rhodesia joins...
  16. Mr. All-American: The Nile Kinnick Story

    Prologue: In 1943, Nile Kinnick, the 1939 Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Iowa, was the first Heisman winner to die, just shy of his 25th birthday. He died when his plane had an oil leak and he was unable to safely land it on board the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, which was in...
  17. AHC: The Fertile Plan Enacted & A Better Cassibile Armistice

    Your challenge is for the Fertile Plan to be enacted (Jordan,Syria,Lebanon and Iraq ) to be united then to have an Italy that changes sides but that it can have better terms with the Allies. For the first I think a British ship that wasn't sunk by Vichy OTL could instead be actually sunk (I...
  18. Does Truman get re-elected after an atomic Operation Downfall?

    Would Dewey win in 1948 ITTL? Or someone else entirely?
  19. How could Germany's economy have been better organized in World War 2?

    We all know about the rivalry between the various Nazi potentates. Goering in his position as boss of the Four Year Plan, Schacht and later Funk in charge of the Economics Ministry, and not the least Todt and Speer as leaders of the Armaments Ministry. We saw how Germany's inefficiencies helped...
  20. WI: Atomic bombs demonstrated?

    IOTL, such documents as the Franck Report and the Szilárd petition advocated for the position of not dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but, rather, inviting diplomats and journalists to witness a demonstration of the bomb, say, on an empty field in the desert or the like,like...
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