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  1. 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...
  2. BillKerman1234

    Help coming up with a sequence of events which leads to a 'Great Khanate' encompassing China, India, the Middle East, and more forming by 1980?

    So, I’ve been working on a timeline for a while now and I’ve run into a serious roadblock, namely; not having the slightest clue what I’m doing. The basic idea I’m working off of is I want a timeline based very loosely off of the Eugenics Wars from Star Trek, with WWIII in the 1990s between...
  3. GoshDiggityDangit

    NATO v Warsaw: Possible?

    Was direct conflict possible between NATO and the Warsaw Pact nations without immediately resulting in a total nuclear war? If not, when did it become impossible to avoid? I postulate that past 1960, the two could never come into direct conflict without such a result.
  4. SirHalifax

    The Red Tide Surges Forth: A Narrative history of the Third World War
    Threadmarks: First blood

    Checkpoint Charlie, West Berlin 7:30 AM Local Time July 4th, 1965 First Blood Private George Henderson was an enlistee in the United States Army. Drafted in 1963, he had been stationed in Europe. He was grateful he hadn’t been sent to Indochina, but he could always get transferred. There...
  5. RAND's nuclear wars

    https://www.rand.org/pubs/notes/N2614.html Not sure where to post this, but here goes. Just rediscovered this sitting on my hard drive. Back in the eighties RAND wrote up a report envisioning multiple scenarios featuring nuclear wars in the early 2000s. I think there might be some...
  6. Well-written Modern WWIII TLs?

    (I sincerely hope this is the correct place to post this.) Most WWIII TLs I've found on this site mainly use a POD that has the Cold War go hot with NATO and the Warsaw Pact duking it out in continental Europe. What I'm looking for are TLs about a WWIII that kicks of in the modern day and the...
  7. 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...
  8. KuboCaskett

    PC/AHC: Conventional WWIII in the 1960's

    When it comes to having a conventional World War Three, it's usually in the 80's, of which I find a bit overrated, though granted at the time NATO's military is at least on par with the Warsaw Pact's and that the USSR was on the decline by the end of the decade. In the 60's however (to my...
  9. 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...
  10. Gukpard

    Early WWIII scenario. Can Germany get something back?

    On a scenario with the WWIII happening from the end of WWII up until 1965, could Germany get some of the eastern lands back? Maybe Kaliningrad or Stettin? Or some kind of "right to return" for any german who want to live on the territories lost after WWII?
  11. United South east British Asia as India

    ITTL the British leave all it's South East asian colonies as a single united federal strong nation called " The Federal Republic of India" .It consists of OTL India , Pakistan ,Myanmar (Burma), Bangladesh, Malaysia ,Sri Lanka ,Maldives,Singapore ,Nepal and Bhutan .It became independent as a...
  12. Terranical

    Could the Cuban Missile Crisis Balkanize North America?

    Could after an alternate timeline were the CMC became World War Three and the ensuing chaos after the Nuclear War caused the US, Canada and Mexico to lose some states? Is it possible or not? How would recovery last long? Which states would secede from their mother nation?
  13. Kalga

    What would be the effects on European cultures & societies in the event of a WWIII in the 1960s?

    Based on some old book I read a long time ago so I don't remember the title or anything, and yeah thread title is a word salad. I remember reading about it mentioning that if WWIII broke out in the 60s (the usual nukes fly and people die kind of thing) Europe would most likely suffer a lot (mild...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. DBWI : George Romero worked in the horror genre ?

    World-renowned director and Academy Award winner George Romero died yesterday at 77, in Toronto, Canada, following a "brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer". For those of you who are not cinephiles, George Romero is considered one of the best filmmakers regarding the description of the...
  17. Gukpard

    Could the USSR take over Europe with a 1920 PoD?

    No, I'm not talking about the soviets taking over mainland europe after winning in Poland, I mean a PoD before the death of Lenin that still does not butterflies WWII (it might butterfly Stalin) and results in the soviets taking over mainland europe it is possible? Also the best east german...
  18. KuboCaskett

    Berlin Crisis '61 WWIII Planning Thread

    Inspired by Ace009's thread about making a WWIII that starts in 1973, I've taken upon myself to do the same with one that happens in the early 60's, though it is for my TL. Edit: Once had a "conventional first" requirement but I removed it recently due to research related issues of how a better...
  19. Ace009

    Yom Kippur War Goes Hot Timeline Planning Thread

    So, this being an alternate history where the Yom Kippur War started WWIII, we need to start planning things out: first, a course of events that transcribe throughout the conventional WWIII that lasts for at least 3 weeks, and then culminating in 2017/2018, depending on the progress of the...
  20. 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...
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