1. How accurate is the description of the Naval War in the Atlantic in Tom Clancy's "Red Storm Rising"?

    I'm currently reading "Red Storm Rising" by Tom Clancy, and I've wondered how accurate/realistic the book's description of the Naval War in the Atlantic between NATO and the Warsaw Pact is. The Total NATO Atlantic Fleet during the late 1980s consisted of 21 Aircraft Carriers, 2 Iowa Class...
  2. WW3 in the early 1960s

    During the Berlin Crisis of 1961, a small group of officials in the Pentagon and the White House had worked out a plan for a first strike that would virtually wipe out the Soviets' nuclear arsenal, minimizing the chance of retaliation. The plan was concrete and highly detailed, and was seriously...
  3. AltoRegnant

    AHC: Dismantle Both Cold War Superpowers by 1995

    after the cold war ended, the United States enjoyed a period of sole dominion, and according to some, actually had very little to fear from the soviets. But I'm curious, is there anyway to fully dismantle the United States and the Soviet Union as world powers by the late twentieth century...
  4. WW III during the early 80s

    Let's say the soviet leadership's worst fears come true, and the US, under the Reagan administration, assembles a coalition of the willing (and the pressured) and launches a "preventive" attack against the socialist camp. How would this conflict develope, and which implications would it have...
  5. the Imperium of Canada

    In a America-Nazi Cold War scenario, how likely is World War 3?

    So let's say that Operation Barbarossa is (miraculously) completely successful and the Soviets are pushed beyond the Urals. Let's also say that the Western Front drags into a stalemate and peace is made in 1945 or 1946. Let's again also say Hitler is in much better health then OTL and can be...
  6. UNSUNKEN SUN: WWIII and Beyond
    Threadmarks: UNSUNKEN SUN

    PROLOGUE Picking up where we left off... May, 1, 1948 - Berlin Paul Kimickz watches the krauts celebrate across the square waving red flags and singing the international. He almost laughs at the irony, only a few years since the war ended and the damn germans found yet a new -ism to...
  7. AltoRegnant

    Cuban Missile War- How Is The USA Seen By Rebuilding Society?

    Say that WW3 goes off around the Cuban Missile Crisis. Doesn't matter who shot first, just that the US, Soviet Union, and their European allies are all hit hard. How long would it take to rebuild, what sort of tech level would these states be at (weaponry, administrative and communication), and...
  8. 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...
  9. Frame

    Best world war 3 timelines?

    I'm in the mood to dive into another fascinating timeline on this lovely website and I'm specifically in the mood for reading about a potential 3rd world war. I'm wondering what the best timelines depicting said war are so I could give them a read
  10. Frame

    Berlin Blockade Leads to ww3: What happens to Germany?

    Assuming the West is able to win, what do the German borders look like? Could Germany regain Its eastern territories? How long would the occupation last? Apologies if this is a dumb question btw I rarely say anything here but I thought I’d give it a try by asking a question I’ve had for a while
  11. The Fall A Post Nuclear War Timeline.

    Most of the earth lay dead now empty quiet that only shows the scars of the hell that was brought upon it. If you looked upon the earth now with new eyes that didn’t remember the war you would have sworn that hell had upon up and all of its legions had laid waste upon the earth. In a way you...
  12. ReconGuy02

    Conventional WW3 in 80-ies. Who wins?

    Let's say, war starts in 1984. Who would win in short-term perspective/long-term perspective? Dont ask about plausibility, what happed, etc. What's given is given: war started and ended without WMD's. Let's assume, that WP is attacking side, and NATO is defending.
  13. 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...
  14. WI. Nato invades the Soviet Union

    What if NATO invaded the Soviet Union and the other socialist nations at some point during the cold war? Im talking about an all out attack on the Warsaw Pact by NATO. Every Warsaw Pact war plan depicted a NATO attack, and the following defense and counter offensive. Though the soviets had a...
  15. A possible Crimean Crisis leading to WW3?

    How would it be possible for WW3 to occur after Russian soldiers seize and take control of the Crimean peninsula in 2014? There was a huge backlash from other countries and some were even paranoid of another territory or country being taken over by Russia even though it didn't happen. But lets...
  16. AHC: Soviet amphibious invasion of British Isles

    With a POD after 1945, what would have to change that would cause a Soviet amphibious invasion of Britain to be a possibility? Is it more likely than Sealion?
  17. WW3 in the late 80s: How long does the munition last?

    I am currently writing a little something and I have a couple of questions, regarding NATO and WP military capacities and plans, in the late 80s/early 90s. following scenario to work with: Its 1991 and WW3 breaks out. Both sides refrain from using NBC weapons. ITTL Gorbachev never came to...
  18. bobbobbins3

    Red Storm Rising spinoffs?

    I was playing the Millenium Dawn mod for HOI4 today when it occured to me that the WW3 novel Red Storm Rising would be the perfect source material for some community spinoffs. We already have good information on fighting throughout Europe during the story, there’s no nuclear apocalypse or even a...
  19. Gillan1220

    World In Conflict: What happens next and other fronts of the war?

    Many who ever played World In Conflict and World In Conflict: Soviet Assault will say it is the best RTS game that sadly was orphaned since Massive Entertainment became defunct. We were left with the story hanging after the U.S. liberated Seattle from Soviet occupation while fending off a...
  20. 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...