world war 3

  1. AHC; More/Most World Wars

    Your challenge is to have as many possible world wars, with a soft 1900 POD though shortly before would be acceptable too... Just how many earth shattering conflicts can you concoct? Is the world more or less developed by the end of it all, or are we currently in a new stone age? Looking...
  2. The Cuban Missile Crisis: How many hits does North America take?

    This seems to be a discussion that comes up a lot vis a vis Cuban war TLs, and I think its worth trying to pin down some sort of consensus that isn't just people talking past each other. According to "The Cuban Missile Crisis: A nuclear order of battle, October and November 1962," "The Soviet...
  3. Ace009

    Could ATGMs and A-10s stop a Soviet tank rush in the 1980s?

    Exactly what it says on the tin. You’re free to decide whether you want to go with 1983 or 1989 as the year hostilities break out.
  4. Ace009

    WARNO: How realistic is it?

    So, I’ve been playing WARNO for some time lately and I’ve been thinking: how realistic is the game’s timeline anyhow? :/
  5. PC/AHC: Limited, non-apocalyptic nuclear war between the US & NATO vs. USSR & Warsaw Pact in the 1980s

    I am fascinated by stories about nuclear warfare or WW3 that do not actually cause the apocalypse, or cause the a majority of the world to turn into Fallout, Wasteland, Atom RPG, or Mad Max, even despite nuclear strikes on massively populated cities, millions of deaths, and a total reset of...
  6. Role of China in a 1980s WW3?

    If a third world war erupted in the early 80s, and stayed conventional for at least the first few weeks, what kind of role would China play, if any? Sino-Soviet relations were pretty bad, and I could see them possibly going to war with the Soviets, or possibly staying out of the war completely...
  7. Thousand-years of greater Reich of Alvarez - A 'realistic' alternative world scenario

    World War 3 Before the war (1945-1950), After the end of the Second World War with the economic crisis that the world suffered at the end of the war, the reich took advantage of this economic crisis to develop and begin to strengthen its armies to go to the conquest of the world with the...
  8. If the Cuban Missile Crisis went hot, would there be fighting elsewhere?

    If, in 1962, the United States launched airstrikes and/or an invasion of Cuba during the missile crisis, would it cause war to break out in other parts of the world like Germany?
  9. 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...
  10. The Soviet Union in 2021

    What if instead of Mikhail Gorbachev, someone else had taken his place? If Grigory Romanov was instead the gensec he would not have reformed the union and avoid it's collapse. I'm not sure if the Warsaw Pact countries or the USSR would be a giant version NK. Who would have succeed Romanov? Would...
  11. WI: Solar Flare starts WWIII

    What would've happened if the 1967 solar flare caused the Soviets to panic and lob their nukes at the US forcing NATO to retaliate? Was the world arsenal at the time large enough to cause total human extinction or is it more like the Cuban crisis arsenal where we'd still be able to rebuild...
  12. 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...
  13. Recommendations for reasonably plausible WWIII (and aftermath) TLs?

    I had considered reading through 1983: Doomsday, but I've seen a lot of critique that it's quite unrealistic. Any recommendations for other TLs where WWIII kicks off during the Cold War? They can address the war directly or deal mainly with the aftermath. The WWIII scenario doesn't have to...
  14. One or more of the four Allied powers — the United States, the USSR, the United Kingdom, and France — develop a super-warhead and atom bomb of the hyd

    The USSR did a test firing of the bomb on Bikini Island in 1946. Japan would have known about this weapon's existence, but was never told about its explosive power. In 1947, American soldiers working on a B-29 test pilot base in the Marshall Islands, not knowing what was happening on the ground...
  15. How would have the world changed if an american made nuclear bomb blew up, in America?

    Given the information that I uncovered about planes in the sixties flying around America carrying nukes in case of world war 3 what would have happened if one the most famous incidents in 1961 actually happened and blew up north Carolina, how big of an impact would that have on the timeline. Or...
  16. 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...
  17. The Four Horsemen: the Nuclear Apocalypse of 1962
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    The Four Horsemen: the Nuclear Apocalypse of 1962 Prologue Fortunately for a generation of post-war historians seeking to explain how World War III came about, there is a fairly abundant amount of sources available. This may seem surprising given the enormous amount of devastation inflicted by...
  18. exilarchia

    Fate of the rest of the world in 1980s nuclear war scenario?

    Just for simplicity, assume that we are talking about an Able-Archer-gone-hot scenario, which is conventional for the first few days then escalates to WMDs. What would be the fate of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia/Oceania? I assume that countries like Israel, Australia...
  19. BattlePig101

    More than America's Youngest Ambassador: The Story of Samantha Smith

    More than America's Youngest Ambassador: The Story of Samantha Smith Hello! This is my first timeline, so feel free to provide constructive criticism, make suggestions, and to ask questions! I will always be happy to answer them. A few things, this timeline will be relatively small, 10-15...
  20. Mr_Fanboy

    Cultural, Demographic, Economic, and Political Evolution of the Unites States after a Cuban Missile War

    My impression is that the consensus on this website is that in a scenario where the Cuban Missile Crisis had led to a full-blown nuclear conflict, the Eastern Bloc would have been knocked back to the Stone Ages and Western Europe would have been left little better, but that the America would...
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