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  1. Optimize the Axis Navies for WW2
    Threadmarks: 1918-1922, the Beginning.

    As with all the other like threads, this one too is about Naval Optimizations, but this time for all three Axis navies, and working together in as much as this is possible. What I would like to do with this thread is have the initial discussions being limited to end of WWI to WNC/WNT time...
  2. Optimize Italy's war goals/plans for WWII.

    Ok, we have threads for getting various world navies optimized for WWII, but this thread is more for getting Italy to define her war goals, and build towards achieving them. Time period is 1918-1940. Italy wants to control the Mediterranean Sea. Your mission is to make this happen/possible...
  3. Optimize the Italian economy for WWII

    Ok folks, so this thread is for batting around ideas for making the Italians have more money for their war effort. This can either be by investing in making more money outright, or by saving money by cutting costs, mainly from their military/navy. My personal wish list would be for tourism...
  4. Starting the USA Better prepared for WWII v2.0

    Note for Poll participants: Poll closes Dec 7th, 2022. You can pick up to three choices. You cannot change your votes. Ok, so awhile back, I was younger and healthier, and had ambitions to write some really good ATL's, but now I honestly think that I will never get them done, or even started...
  5. Vidal

    TLIAW: Against the Grain

    Against the Grain An Improvisational TLIAW by @Enigma-Conundrum @Oppo @Vidal @Wolfram From Wolfram: Henry Agard Wallace gets a bad rap in alternate history, and it's only mostly his fault. Son of a successful farm journalist and Secretary of Agriculture, Wallace brought modern biology to bear...
  6. If France is still fighting in 1940, what would WWII be like?

    Assuming the French decide to hold out in North Africa and take what they can with them, how will this affect the course of the war? The United States enters earlier or later? Barbarossa is still happening? The allies launch a landing in France for 1943? Does Japan continue to occupy...
  7. Gillan1220

    What other allied countries, territories, or dominions would have taken part in Operation Downfall?

    Most Operation Downfall scenarios either have the U.S. invade from the south while the USSR invades Hokkaido even with the lack of sealift. My guess is Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other British/Commonwealth territories or Dominions such as the Raj, Malaya, and Rhodesia would...
  8. WWII alternative military "workhorses": what if there had been no Jeep, no Kubelwagen, no Ju-52, no DC-3 ?

    Few vehicles in WWII are more instantly recognisable than the ones aforementioned in the title. I am focusing on those specific aircrafts and cars as I feel that they were litterally used for anything and everything, the Jeep obviously chief among them. But what if the Jeep never got to become...
  9. Kalga

    How much of our modern consensus of the inevitability of Allied victory in WWII is due to information after the fact?

    Basically the question is: in the darkest days of the war (June 1940-mid 1943) do the various countries of the allied powers actually know the true data of both themselves and the axis powers? I'm asking this question due to one of the usual attacks on any axis victory timeline (the self styled...
  10. Dan

    AHC: Not so much snarl, Julius, not Karl

    Following this quote in Polchat I skimmed Marx's Wiki page and found this quote from Irving Berlin I do not, and will not claim to be an expert on any of the Marx's lives, although I do enjoy their films, so here's the challenge, with a POD that still includes the making of Duck Soup in it's...
  11. Would Kurdistan fall under Soviet Influence in this scenario? If so, how would the Middle East be affected?

    In my alt-history timeline, Turkey joins the Axis Powers during WWII and promptly commits a devastating invasion of southern Russia. I'm not sure if this would prolong the war but ultimately, the Axis is still defeated, the USSR survives and as punishment, Turkey's borders are reduced to that of...
  12. Count of Crisco

    De geschiedenis en schepen van de Nederlandse Koninklijke Marine (ALT Netherlands TL)
    Threadmarks: Preface

    Preface Throughout much of the period covered in this work the primary government naval base the Willemsoord base would begin construction in the Napoleonic wars and be repeatedly modernized since. Depicting the base as it appeared in the 1910s before a major fire the above image represented...
  13. No Pearl Harbor attack, instead...

    So, taking a look at Japan's opening moves in WWII (after the attack on the USA, all the separate wars became one big war), what if they had done something different from OTL? For the purposes of discussion, let us suppose that everything is as close to historical as reasonably possible, within...
  14. Could Japan have joined the Allies in World War II?

    While Japan was officially allied with Germany and Italy, in practice it was more of a co-belligerent. It generally didn't try to coordinate with its European Axis counterparts, and the two countries were known to work at cross purposes even after they officially became allied. For example...
  15. Alternative US tank designs of world war 2

    Greetings all I've just finished reading the excellent book Armored Thunderbold by Steven Zaloga and it inspired me to come up with a alt history scenerio from the US armies intelligence failures that had the Sherman grow a long tooth in 1944- 45. Now to preface this I think the Sherman was a...
  16. WI: Hitler dies on 8/24/39

    Let's say that for whatever reason Hitler dies the exact day after the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was signed and Goring takes over. With the invasion of Poland planned to occur a week later, what are the major implications of the fuhrer dying so suddenly? Would the invasion be delayed a month to...
  17. WI Soviet Armored Hovercraft?

    Proposed in 1937 by Vladimir Israilevich Levko's team, the (somewhat) armored hovertank was supposed to mount a 7.62mm machine gun and float at speeds of 60-80kmph topping off at 120kmph on flat terrain. For reasons unknown (probably Kremlin politics, lack of technical ability, capacity or w/e)...
  18. Italy joins Allies, what Happens to Greece?

    In a "Mussolini joins the Allies" scenario, what does Greece do during the war? Would Italy still invade under the pretext of preventing Greece from joining the axis? Would Britain prevent Italy from attacking and Greece supports the allies? Or would Greece join the axis as a fascist state...
  19. Best Case scenario for Western Allies in WWII

    What is the absolute most territory the western allies could've liberated in WWII? Were there any otl plans that had the possibility of a major western push? The only two countries I see as inevitably Soviet spoils are Poland due to it's unfortunate location and East Germany due to commitments...
  20. kasumigenx

    No WWII or Mild WWII Philippines

    This is my analysis From what I have read, Ilocanos only started being a majority in N.Luzon and asserting themselves after WWII and they adjust and partially assimilate to the people that they migrating in which they did not do after WWII(they used to speak Ibanag and Pangasinense prior to...
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