world war 3

  1. Shahanshah of Xsassa

    The Great Tribulation - World War III in 1975

    April 30, 1975 - Saigon, capital city of the Republic of Vietnam falls, resulting in Vietnamese reunification. In Pyeongyang, Kim Ir Sen plans to attack his southern neighbour and unify the Peninsula after thirty years of divide. May 15, 1975 - United States fail to recover Mayaguez or her...
  2. Donbass Apocalypse: A 2014 Nuclear War

    In 1983 the world was almost destroyed in nuclear hell fire due to a computer error in a Soviet spy satellite. Thanks to Stanilslav Petrov's decision to listen to his gut instead of his orders the world was saved, but due to the findings of the Milgram Experiment in the 1960s it seems that his...
  3. Northern Fury

    Northern Fury: H-Hour, an alternate history novel of the late Cold War, is available for purchase on Amazon. The novel posits a scenario where the August Coup of 1991 succeeds, leading eventually to World War III. From the back cover: August 1991. Soviet hardliner Pavel Medvedev knows...
  4. Chemical and bio weapons in a 1950's WWIII?

    If we assume a POD similar to Turtledove's book series The Hot War, where the Korean War balloons into World War Three*, would chemical or even possibly biological weapons see any use in such a conflict, or would they be buried under the weight of atomic bombs? *And of course, assuming that the...
  5. In a Third World War, would "limited" nuclear exchange be possible?

    There was a movie I watched about a nuclear exchange called By Dawn's Early Light. In it, the Soviet Union and United States get into a brief nuclear war that leaves several million on both sides dead*, but both countries are still intact, there is no nuclear apocalypse, and humanity survives...
  6. Terranical

    1983: Doomsday - What are your opinions on this fictional world after a nuclear exchange in 1983?

    If you don't know what that 1983: Doomsday is, check this link https://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/1983:_Doomsday. Stanislav Petrov was at the Nuclear Bunker at the time and was instead replaced by somebody who actually believed the United States launched nuclear warheads straight to Soviet...
  7. Ace009

    August 1991 Coup Succeeds = WWIII?

    Like it says on the tin. Could a successful August Coup, assuming the USSR does not collapse more violently before that, eventually push the hardliners to start WWIII? Hopefully not. But still, I am just asking for fun. :P
  8. Ace009

    Cold War Gone Hot: How far can the USSR push into Germany before the nukes fly?

    So, I am taking a look at possibly making an Able Archer 83 timeline, and I just realised. NATO in that time period was EXTREMELY different from the NATO of my previous attempt at such a timeline that had the war break out in the Yom Kippur War. And since there is no way the Soviets could reach...
  9. Terranical

    What's the population of the world if the Cuban Missile Crisis went hot?

    How realistic would the population be if the Cuban Missile Crisis escalated to a Global War which then became a Nuclear War, killing millions of people. Realistically the USSR would fall but the USA would survive but losing majority of it's population, basically losing it's economy and etc...
  10. GauchoBadger

    How would China react to WWIII in 1962?

    So, suppose that the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 is unresolved and escalates into a direct military confrontation between the US and the USSR. My question is: how will Maoist China react to this situation? The Sino-Soviet Split hasn't yet happened, but Mao already has his doubts regarding the...
  11. The Abyss: World War 3, 2014

    Prologue “My fellow Americans. This is only the third time that I have spoken to you from this office. In one instance it was to address a great triumph for our nation, and in the other a terrible tragedy. This time, it is different. This time I come to you to speak on a tragedy not just for...
  12. Micronations: The rise of tyranny; part 1

    Title: Micronations, Rise! P.O.D: 1970’s-2018 location/s: Europe, United States, South Americas In the early 1970’s political tension following the Vietnam war was high and caused major instability on the American and European home fronts. Groups in america such as the Black Panthers, the...
  13. Brky2020

    Protect and Survive: The Last Game (reboot)
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America The second largest city in the state of Kentucky, Lexington is modest in size compared to most American cities. It has its share of wealth, largely from the horse industry, but that is not what it is best known for. Lexington is in many respects a...
  14. POD: 1986 - Gorbachev's plane disappears over Atlantic returning from Reykjavik Summit

    Following the historic, yet failed nuclear disarmament talks between Reagan and Gorbachev, contact is lost with the Soviet delegation's plane over the Atlantic. Suddenly finding themselves leaderless, the Politburo form an emergency leadership committee to take the reins. Unfortunately, the...
  15. Protect & Survive Miami: End of Watch

    A special thanks to P&S Universe writers @General_Paul, @Tsar of New Zealand and longtime contributor @Unknown for creating the foundation of this spinoff in the open thread for P&S, When the Wind Blew. I decided to throw my hat in the ring of my all-time favorite AH story/universe (minus my...
  16. Ace009

    1973: Al-Qaiyama

    Hello, gentlemen and welcome to Earth.....in the year 1973. The 1970s were a time of change, of upheaval, of conflicts, and detenté. Among said conflicts, was a military conflict in the Middle East called the Yom Kippur War. For those that have not paid attention in history class, I will mention...
  17. Ace009

    The Third World War: Who Would Win?

    Alright, so, question: I have been thinking of doing a scenario so far where the Cold War goes hot due to the Yom Kippur War, especially with that one time that Brezhnev threatened to intervene if Israel kept violating the ceasefire, which in the scenario I am about to postulate, it did violate...
  18. Aftermath of a 1961/1962 Nuclear war, specifically in Europe? (The West launches the first strike)

    Envision the following, terribly dystopian scenario: In 1961 or 1962, the United States and NATO launch a nuclear first strike against the Soviet Union. This could be part of an ATL Cuban Missile Crisis where Operation Northwoods happened, or a larger Bay of Pigs, or it could just be an...
  19. John Hacketts „The Third World War!“

    John Hacketts „The Third World War!“ (And other books with 1970th future tropes) John Hacketts „The Third World War!“, published in 1978, is one of the most famous example for a fictional conventional war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Mostly forgotten about the book is, that it also...
  20. KuboCaskett

    DBWI: Able Archer attack never happens?

    We all know how this one event in which was a mere exercise by NATO in 1983 convinced the Soviets that it was a ruse for an invasion by NATO and ironically invaded much of NATO and some neutral countries in the process, thus kicking off the 5 year long Third World War and we all know how...
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