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Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Emperor Norton I, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Historyman 14 Well-Known Member

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    World War One ends in a white peace when America never enters the war, too busy in Mexico. Although no one is happy, the peace is made and the war is over. The timeline follow the event afterwards.

    Such events are the Reds in Russia are beated, but some fleeing or going Underworld, causing trouble down the line, the UK enter mass financial ruin, the US enter a much smaller Roaring Twenties and ealry down turn, the Freach government is so divided it can't do anything, and Japan has a field day in Asia.

    But war never breaks out, not a world war, till the late 40s.

    Project Horus.

    Rise of Gods: A Stargate TL.

    Woe to Dixieland.
     
  2. Mr.E The Man that Time Forgot

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    Israel's nuclear program is leaked to the international press in 1969, causing much controversy and panic in the Middle East. Egypt, having recently lost the Sinai in the Six Day War, is especially frightened. So, the Egyptians begin their own nuclear program ("Project Horus") to try to combat Israeli power in the region. The secret project gains the support of Iraq and Syria, and they cooperate in this endeavor. Secretly, the USSR is also involved somewhat, secretly transporting uranium to Cairo to help build a weapon. Anwar Sadat formally introduces the Egyptian atomic weapon ("Ra") in 1972, to the entire world. Because of this, Israel and Egypt lie in an uneasy detente, due to both having nuclear weapons, and neither willing to use them, averting the Yom Kippur War. Eventually, President Carter is able to negotiate the Camp David Accords, as OTL, and Egypt and Israel agree to reduce their stockpiles.

    Las Arenas de Namibia: How Cuba and South Africa went to war
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    The Chase:Nintendo's 20 Year Struggle to Unseat a Giant
     
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  3. Charles RB Well-Known Member

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    The MLPA does much better in the Angolan Civil War thanks to Cuban aid and troops than OTL, with the war almost done by 1981.

    South Africa's response was to increase its raids and (via proxies) send guns to any anti-communist faction, which leads to Angola and Cuba sending guns and cash back into South Africa and escalating apartheid-era violence.

    All of this comes to a head when Thatcher and Reagan come to power and make in clear that they will support a South African invasion on Angola. The Soviet Union, wanting to stymy it, pushes Cuba (who are now too deep anyway) to escalate their troop deployment.

    By 1982, with thousands dead and both African nations aflame, a 'no man's land' spreads across southern Angola and fighting spreads into Botswana. Angola needs Cuba to hold on but both Castro's Cuba and apartheid South Africa are fighting a war of attrition, waiting for the other to run low on cash or public support and have to wave the white flag...


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    House to Astonish

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    Generation Hex

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    Bullets and Bracelets
     
  4. Historyman 14 Well-Known Member

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    A Magical ASB from the 60s to 80s. The setting is magic and magical races come back from "magic sleep. (Really a form of cryosleep.) Key events of it is the US attempts to use magic to win the war in Vietnam, which backfires badly. The counter culture becomes very powerful, but must deal with the more 'Noble' magic races with the the government.

    On the world stage, the USSR jumps the gun on magic, leading it to be rip apart very bloodier. The start of a elf and vampire nations in Germany and Transylvania. Megali Idea becomes reality with Greece magical beings from Mythology. The start of a 'Pax Magic." And much more.

    The Birth of a Free Transylvania.

    A place by the Gods.

    The Life and Death of the United Kingdom.

    The Lion vs the Bear.
     
  5. Barbarossa Rotbart Well-Known Member

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    After a slightly different and much more bloody World War I the United Kingdom and the Russian Empire are the only two superpowers left. All others did not survive. Germany and Austria-Hungary were partially conquered by Russia, and both France and the US did not survive the post-war economical depression. After Russia conquered China in 1933 a new, a second World War seems to be imminent. Can the British lion stop the Russian bear?


    Choose (and write at least four sentences! But more would be better. And no ASB, please!)
    The Day Magic Returned
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    Ten Little Trumps ...

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    Islamic Nudism and the Kamasutra

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    The History of China - From the Republican Interlude to the Mao Dynasty and Beyond
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    Caligula the Great
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    Doggerbanking the Russian Navy
     
  6. ramones1986 Grumpy and Lazy

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    A part of the long-running pre-1900 alternate history epic "The Eight-Pointed Star: The Alternate History of Islam and the Middle East", where 'Ali and his descendants became caliphs after they reunified the Arab tribes and defeated (and subdued) rival factions in the aftermath of the defeat in the battle of Yathrib; as a result, an alternate version of Ibadi Islam spread across the Levant and North African, thus introducing the religion and converting local populations using translations of the Holy Quran in their own languages. In this part of the epic, Arab traders learned about "Kama Sutra" while they're engaged in trading with their Indian counterparts; at first, they were intrigued to the point of being scandalized; however, they found the book very informative. Nonetheless, the first translated version of "Kama Sutra" appeared in Persian (published in Sistan, a province in Persia set up for the Muslims), Akkadian and Egyptian languages because of the fact that the Arab traders believed that it's a taboo to publish and distribute such book, especially when it talks about sensuality. The effect of "Kama Sutra" in both Islamic art and literature was enormous: erotic poems were written and published by some of the famous poets in the Islamic world; and it was acknowledged that Islamic sculpture has its origins on the "forbidden figures" made by the artisans for the rulers outside Arabia. The biggest surprise of the scenario was that the caliphs themselves in the capital Jeddah owned copies of the Arabic-language translation of "Kama Sutra" and the so-called "forbidden figures" of gyrating bodies and nudes that reflected the Islamic adaptation of Indian sexuality.

    A chapter of the post-1900 alternate history scenario "Red, White, and Green: The Orthodox Magyars of Transylvannia and its relationship with Hungary in the 20th Century", the sequel to the long-running epic "The Seven Magyar Tribes and the Eighth", in which it continued the saga of the Hungarian-speaking Orthodox Christians living in Transylvannia and its complex relationship with the rest of Hungary. In this chapter, it tackled the effects of the Treaty of Trianon on the Orthodox Magyars: the Hungarian Communist Party, with a large percentage of its members came from Transylvania, quickly established the People's Republic of Hungary in the city of Kolozsvár, which it became its capital; its territory include the Szekerly Country, which resented the domination of the Transylvanian Magyars, especially the Hungarian Orthodox, in the government of HPR. The Hungarian People's Republic participated in the two-year conflict that plagued the country (1918-20), but it was defeated by a coalition of monarchist and democratic factions, leading to the first division of Hungary into two rival nations: the revived Kingdom of Hungary in Budapest and Hungarian People's Republic in Kolozsvár. Despite the recognition from the Soviet Union, the rest of the League of Nations backed Budapest's argument that the territory occupied by the People's Republic was actually part of Hungarian Kingdom as "Transylvania and Szekerlyland".



    Choose your pick:

    a.) The Rebirth of the Frisian Kingdom

    b.) Heirs of the Hittites: An Isaurian-Dominated Anatolia Timeline.

    c.) From Assyria to Chaldea: The Complete History of an Akkadian-speaking Iraq

    d.) Aoreatoa: The History of Zealandia and its People

    e.) The United Kingdoms of Ternate, Tidore and (most of) New Guinea

    f.) From the Indus to the Karakoram: The History of Burusho-Dominated Pakistan

    g.) The Converted Mozarabs of Valencia and Balearic Islands
     
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  7. The Champion Well-Known Member

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    Aoreatoa: The History of Zealandia and its People ,is a TL without a defined POD and takes place in a world where magic and technology coexist , the story focuses on Zealandia Continent where Aoreatoa Republic is founded by tecnomancer Bill Crearterr in 1800 A.M ( After Merlin ).We follow as Zealandia thrives thanks to Aoreatoa that overcomes many wars and can become the most powerful nation in the world, the TL ends with a trip to Mars in 1930.Although ASB is considered by many the best TL of the genre ... .






    Rich heroes , Bill Gates is the superhero known the The Hooded .,








    The Munich Putsch Worked !
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    As well all conspiracy theories are Real ? .,









    Who Overcome Border Die.,





    No one has more power than the Lion,







    The Roman Empire never will hang,





    More than four lines , please.
     
  8. Pesigalam Banned

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    Saddam Hussein annexes Kuwait but the Gulf War is avoided because of a spat between the united States and Saudi Arabia preventing a formation of a joint American-Arab Coalition. With the additional revenues from Kuwait's oil Saddam's Iraq avoids complete economic collapse but is still struggling. Meanwhile, its arch rival Iran is doing better than OTL due to a variety of PODs including Russia & Ukraine selling it long-range rockets, US drawing closer to it politically and economically (due to the aforementioned spat with the Saudis) and an avoidance of several economically-bad policies. By the 2000s it looks like the Iraq-Iran War will ignite again and this time the Iranians will have a definite edge. At this time Iraq gets an unlikely ally: Israel. Worried at what an Iran dominating both Iraq and Syria would mean for Israeli security, Israel secretly helps Iraq with its Lion of Babylon tank project, upgrading it with components of the Merkava.

    Thus far is all prologue. The actual TL is written in 1st person and tells the story of an Iraqi tanker defending the eastern border against an Iranian assault as war breaks out in 2005.

    TL was deemed fun and a good example of an AH techno-thriller though many thought it was ASB.

    The Hyenas of the Balkans -- Executive Outcomes and the Yugoslav Civil War

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    The Libyan Union

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    Beetles and Bedouins -- a Swarm on the Somme spinoff starring Lawrence of Arabia

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    Red Hinds over Pretoria -- tales from the Soviet Invasion of South Africa
     
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  9. ramones1986 Grumpy and Lazy

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    A post-1900 alternate history scenario which tackled the situation of the Libyan Lands after independence in 1951; the timeline itself was part of the alternate history epic "The Full History of the Libyan Lands", in which narrated the full history of the regions of Tripolitana, Fezzan and Cyrenaica and its Eastern Berber/Libyan-speaking inhabitants. In this timeline, the delegates from the three regions met at Tripoli to form a new government, which was constitutional monarchy under a semi-federal system of government. Not only that, the scenario also described the social, cultural and economical situation of the country in its almost twenty years of existence. Recently, because of the Saharan Spring, a second part of the Libyan Union was written and continued until today.



    Choose your pick:

    a.) The Rebirth of the Frisian Kingdom

    b.) Heirs of the Hittites: An Isaurian-Dominated Anatolia Timeline.

    c.) From Assyria to Chaldea: The Complete History of an Akkadian-speaking Iraq

    d.) Aoreatoa: The History of the Continent of Zealandia and Its Austronesian-speaking People

    e.) The United Kingdoms of Ternate, Tidore and (most of) New Guinea

    f.) From the Indus to the Karakoram: The History of Burusho-Dominated Pakistan

    g.) The Converted Mozarabs of Valencia and Balearic Islands
     
  10. Pesigalam Banned

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    A post-1900 TL involving a Nazi victory in Europe. The USSR has been pushed to beyond the Urals and anti-fascists in Western Europe have been forced to flee to the U.K. and America. The Dutch government-in-exile and the British Secret Intelligence Service sponsor an anti-Nazi uprising in Netherlands in the 1950s-1960s, hoping to use the nation as a springboard for further denazification of Europe. But the uprising fails and the Dutch civilians suffer severe reprisals at the hands of the SS. Many Dutch end up being deported to the settle the "eastern frontier" and are replaced with loyal Germans. Simultaneously a Germanification process is started aiming to "remove all traces of inferior cultures from the Netherlands". History books are re-written, artworks destroyed and language is altered. By the mid 1970s the nation is renamed as the "Frisian Kingdom", supposedly to reflect the nations proud Germanic roots. The King is declared to be one of the sons of Heinrich Himmler thanks to "recently unearthed" archival and historical "evidence" that "proves" a direct link between him and the ancient Frisian kings. In essence, the nation becomes a bizarre place where the Nazi regime could sent their most... enthusiastic (read: crazy) followers to do as they please (i.e.: follow their weird made-up neopagan practices, work on reviving lost Germanic magic, etc.)

    Though dystopian, the TL was deemed to be rather creative.

    The Hyenas of the Balkans -- Executive Outcomes and the Yugoslav Civil War

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    A Grasshopper in the Field of Reeds

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    Beetles and Bedouins -- a Swarm on the Somme spinoff starring Lawrence of Arabia

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    Red Hinds over Pretoria -- tales from the Soviet Invasion of South Africa
     
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  11. Historyman 14 Well-Known Member

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    In this TL, a bloodier War in Vietnam, and other such events lead to the UD even more withdraw from world affairs. This in turn leads to greater Soviet influence and involvement in Africa, leading to bases and soldiers being set up.

    Seeing this, the United States and UK 'Bubby Up' with South Africa, giving it large amounts of support and aid, even to its nuclear weapons program. The USSR learns of this, and so in the 1980, invades South Africa.

    The Soviets and they Red African allies meet great success, started black uprisings and smashing the South African Army. With this they take (at a bloody cost even for them) Pretoria. However, soon after this, the government use nuclear weapons on the Soviet forces.

    It is told from many POVs, from soldiers from both sides, Rebels, government officials in both East and West, to normal civilians and other famous people, giving it a very rich feel and background.

    White Raven Rising.

    The Hawk Stands Tall.

    Red Skies over the Bay.

    Operation: Bellona.

    A Chinese Woman and the Sword.

    A New Sun Comes: A DC Comics TL.
     
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  12. ramones1986 Grumpy and Lazy

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    A post-1900 alternate history scenario the adventures and misadventures of Zhang Xiaocun, an amateur Chinese archaeologist who claimed that she owned the "authentic" version of the Sword of Alexander, one of the important symbols of the Tocharian monarchy. Set in the mid-1980s Beijing, Xiaocun caught international media attention, especially in Tocharia, when she revealed that she owned what she claimed as the authentic Sword of Alexander. The scenario ended when Ms. Xiaocun, who reveraled to be paramour of disgraced former Tocharian Premier Skander Daskuliman, confessed that she collaborated with convicted archaeological forger Hanuman (Davud Ram Nushkagin) in fabricating the authenticity of her version of the sword; afterwards, she was extradited to Tocharia.


    Choose your pick:

    a.) A Pioneira é Estatizada: The History of the Brazilian Government's Takeover of Rede Tupi (1968-80)

    b.) Heirs of the Hittites: An Isaurian-Dominated Anatolia Timeline.

    c.) From Assyria to Chaldea: The Complete History of an Akkadian-speaking Iraq

    d.) Aoreatoa: The History of the Continent of Zealandia and Its Austronesian-speaking People

    e.) The United Kingdoms of Ternate, Tidore and (most of) New Guinea

    f.) From the Indus to the Karakoram: The History of Burusho-Dominated Pakistan

    g.) The Converted Mozarabs of Valencia and Balearic Islands
     
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  13. Pesigalam Banned

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    (Given that part of the definition of what a Mezorab is that they are un-converted, I had to get creative here)

    A TL that proposes a "reverse colonization" scenario as its POD, where the Mesoamerican people were able to domesticate various megafauna of the region, resulting in further advancement of their civilization. By the 12th century they were able to launch "crusades" to the old world, with the first Aztec ships landing in Spain and bringing the gospel of the Feathered Serpent to the Europeans through fire and sword. The TL looked at the place of Mozarabs in the Aztec colonial empire, especially those that choose to accept the new faith for a chance to lord over the Muslims that previously ruled them for so long.

    The Tl was written in the pre-1900 section but a flame war erupted over whether the premise was ASB or not. Eventually the author and several other members known for their knowledge of South America like 9 Fanged Hummingbird were banned. This created a schism in the AH.com community, between the Ianites (those that followed the word of Ian the Administrator) and the ConMoz (people who liked the Mozarab TL and who believed the views of the AH.com staff are too Eurocentric). Eventually the ConMoz would go on to create another alternative history forum called the "inclusivefreethinkingspeculativehistoryscenarios.net" and take a large portion of the AH.comers with them. The rift between the Ianites and the ConMoz would not be healed until the Treaty of Coventry of 2346 AD.

    The Hyenas of the Balkans -- Executive Outcomes and the Yugoslav Civil War

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    A Grasshopper in the Field of Reeds

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    Beetles and Bedouins -- a Swarm on the Somme spinoff starring Lawrence of Arabia

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    Spider Silk and Manx Milk
     
  14. Mr.E The Man that Time Forgot

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    A fantasy story set in an alternate world where magic is real, and a codified science. A magician and agent of the "People's Republic of Qin," nicknamed "The Grasshopper" travels to Egypt to investigate the murder of a prominent European diplomat. He is ambushed by assassins, who murder him. He ends up in the Egyptian afterlife, often called "The Field of Reeds," where his magic is ineffective. However, after appealing to Osiris personally, (who contacts the Chinese afterlife, and is informed that he needs more time on Earth,) he is resurrected, and sent to find out who his killers were. He now has the power of ancient Egyptian magic, different from the Islamic magic which modern Egypt practices. He finds a conspiracy by an international black magic cabal to start a war between Columbia and the United European Republics. Can he master his new art and stop this evil organization.

    The Chase:Nintendo's 20 Year Struggle to Unseat a Giant
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    Tintin in the Land of National Socialists
     
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  15. Pesigalam Banned

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    That sounds awesome :cool:
     
  16. Emperor Norton I Calbear's Love Child

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    Mr. E, you have a book there. Write it and make money.
     
  17. Historyman 14 Well-Known Member

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    What about a game?

    And Mr. E, what about the Greek/Roman afterlifes and magic? Norse?
     
  18. Emperor Norton I Calbear's Love Child

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    He won't make money on a game, though. Go out and get your fame.
     
  19. Historyman 14 Well-Known Member

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    I was talking about a RP game base off his idea here on the site.
     
  20. Mr.E The Man that Time Forgot

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    Basically, all mythologies are true, and there are magic systems based off them. One normally practices the magic of the religion they practice, but can learn how to do other forms.

    The concept of a world where the laws of physics are superseded by the laws of magic has fascinated me, especially after reading about the "Lord Darcy" series, and I was thinking about writing a story set in such a universe. However, if there is a lot of interest, I might do a RP.