world war ii

  1. Gillan1220

    AHC: Prevent the Philippines from falling to the Japanese during WWII

    Whether its reinforcing the PI early in the war, deploying more B-17s, or at least more USN submarines in the region, How will these prevent the Japanese conquest of the Philippines?
  2. Mr_Fanboy

    How does the aftermath of Inglourious Basterds play out differently than a successful July 20 plot/Operation Valkyrie?

    Spoilers for a movie that is over ten years old are ahead. So, on a superficial level, Inglourious Basterds would have left Nazi Germany and the entire European Theater of World War II in a spot quite similar to the scenarios often spun on this site and elsewhere about a successful 20 July...
  3. DBWI: Allied USA

    In the Second Great War (commonly known as World War II), the Axis Powers represented right wing authoritarian nations like Germany, Italy, Japan, and Spain. The Allied Powers represented more left-wing nations such as the Soviet Union and China. The three major Western Powers (Britain, France...
  4. DBWI: Yamato Dynasty Survives World War II

    The Japanese Imperial Family was abolished after Japan surrendered to the allied powers at the very end of the Second World War. This was a major stumbling block during the negotiations and caused some serious setbacks and stumbling blocks for negotiatiors on both sides. In fact originally...
  5. 33k7

    Japanese Emperor preventing his country's entry into World War II

    Japanese emperor commits suicide on November 5 1941 to prevent a war with the United States let's say it's leaked to the public the reason why he committed suicide was that the government was not listening to his wishes and out of Sorrow for what was to come he committed suicide. what do you...
  6. The Rooster's Glory -TL

    This is my first timeline I've already developed on my mind. Hopefully I won't develop writer's block. Anyway, this timeline is heavily based and will take elements and inspiration from the following timelines and stories: 1940 - La France continue la guerre:
  7. Twilight of the Valkyries: A 20 July Plot TL (Redux)
    Threadmarks: PREFACE

    PREFACE Twilight of the Valkyries was written back in 2016 out of a deep curiosity regarding the 20th July Plot, a famous point of divergence which I felt had immense potential in terms of stories that could be told or scenarios that could be devised. It was inmensely enjoyable - if a bit...
  8. Winston Churchill dies early

    On May 10th 1940, on his way to the meeting with Chamberlain, Halifax, and Margesson, Winston Churchill dies in a car accident. How does this affect WWII and beyond?
  9. Pragmatic Wunderwaffe

    Hello all. Below is a bit of a list I am putting together for my AH scenario. I am aiming for a more pragmatic approach to the classic wunderwaffe concept. You'll probably notice the distinct lack of weapons we are all too familiar with, like the Horten Ho-229, Aggregrat A-4 or Panzkerkapmfwagen...
  10. GauchoBadger

    In terms of hopelessness, was the Battle of the Bulge comparable to Sealion? has already had many arguments and discussions and rants about why Operation Sealion was a hopeless endeavour (which i totally agree on), but, oddly, i haven't seen as many discussions on the unlikelihood of German success in Operation Wacht am Rhein, also known as the Battle of the Bulge...
  11. SeanF1989

    World War II - What if Germany invaded Ireland

    If Operation Green was put into action how would it play out? What would life be like under German occupation? What would happen to any Jews in Ireland? Would any cities be bombed during the invasion?
  12. Poland Invaded: The UK does Nothing

    I did a search and didn't see much on this topic. If there is some info let me know on this thread. In any case I am presently playing a rather interesting game (US) on HOI II Doomsday. In it history has gone as follows. To summarize everything goes as it did in OTL up to March, 1939 then...
  13. TheWildWestPyro

    A question regarding AH Chinese logistics

    Hi everyone! My general interest falls into military history and equipment, and my main focus is the Second Sino-Japanese War. I've been wondering about this scenario for some time now, and hope that others can help answer it. Say that the Burma Road was kept open in an AH scenario, and the...
  14. RedTerra

    Impact on Asia if Operation Downfall Happened (No Japanese Surrender)

    So there's been quite a few Operation Downfall timelines and discussion, the invasion of Japan had they not surrendered. But I haven't seen many discuss the impact on East and Southeast Asia as a result of a longer war. And thus I'd like to hear people's thoughts on it. My knowledge is limited...
  15. Japan's nuclear ace

    This might need to go in ASB, so let me know if you think that's the case. What if the Japanese had a much more organized, well-funded, and successful atomic weapons program, and it was headquartered in Manchuria rather than Japan proper. Let's also say that the program progresses enough to...
  16. WI: Stalin dies, just before the Yalta Conference

    Let's take as our POD that, on February, 4, 1945, just as the Yalta Conference is soon to begin, Joseph Stalin passes away, of what are apparently natural causes. What next? Victory is pretty much assured by this point, but who is Stalin's successor? How is the end of the war, and the start of...
  17. Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2
    Threadmarks: Story 1642 November 4 1942

    11 miles south of Dili, November 4, 1942 Pork, that was all that he could smell. If he ignored the reality, he could almost remember his childhood fascination with the smoke houses that lined the tobacco fields of his coastal Carolina home. The infantryman walked carefully forward, past the...
  18. WI: Vyacheslav Molotov dies in 1942

    According to Wikipedia (which cites Montefiore's Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar): "After signing the Anglo–Soviet Treaty of 1942 on 26 May Molotov left for Washington, D.C., United States. Molotov met with Franklin D. Roosevelt, the President of the United States, and ratified a Lend-Lease Treaty...
  19. Best British Strategy in the Far East

    As it says on the tin, really. What could the British Commonwealth and Empire have done differently in the Pacific War to minimise defeats and maximise victories (i.e. preventing the loss of Singapore, etc.) against the Japanese?
  20. What would an Allied invasion of Franco's Spain have looked like?

    Say Franco enters the war on Hitler's side in 1940, and thus seals his regime's fate when Anglo-American troops start pouring into North Africa. What would have been the most likely date for the Allies to invade? c.1943, in conjunction with the invasion of Sicily/Italy? 1945, after Germany and...