Alt-History Aftermath Scenarios Implied by Media

The Stand by Stephen King comes to mind since something like it is happening now, but not the same. By the end, Flagg's Jonestown in Vegas was nuked by God and people start ditching the Boulder Free Zone. They mention LA will get radiation from Vegas but Flagg had colonies in Portland and trying to restart the Yakima nuclear plant. King also mentions possible local Flagg demon leaders in Russia, China and Iran.
There's not enough of humanity left at the end of The Stand to really worry about "history" though.
 
3) The Marvel Universe. Tecnology is far more developed than OTL, they have at least two living proofs that nordic gods are real, there are multiple alien races operating on earth and magic is real.
Discussions on the MCU's version of AlternateHistory.com must be so much fun.

I also wonder how human society was impacted by the events of Infinity War
Cody on AlternateHistoryHub explored that. I'll sum it up like this. Thanos snapping half of all life away is like tossing a grenade into an ant-hill.

 
Consider the amount of damage done to the space-time continuum in the Sharknado franchise, including George Washington... And somehow they are more advanced in regards to technology...

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Goldfinger: The Chinese government financed and supplied an attempt to detonate a nuclear weapon in American territory. One can only imagine the fallout from that.
 

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And let's consider another Bond film - You Only Live Twice. S.P.E.C.T.R.E. manages to provoke a near war between the United States and the Soviet Union. At the last moment Bond self-destructs the S.P.E.C.T.R.E. spacecraft before it can capture the American spacecraft. But, it is seen to have Russian markings. I think we are even closer by the end of the film to World War III then we were during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
 
And let's consider another Bond film - You Only Live Twice. S.P.E.C.T.R.E. manages to provoke a near war between the United States and the Soviet Union. At the last moment Bond self-destructs the S.P.E.C.T.R.E. spacecraft before it can capture the American spacecraft. But, it is seen to have Russian markings. I think we are even closer by the end of the film to World War III then we were during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The British and Japanese sharing their findings about it all being some great criminal conspiracy probably helped cool things down. That said, the Soviets are probably pretty pissed that such a powerful conspiracy was allowed to operate out of Japan in the first place
 

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The British and Japanese sharing their findings about it all being some great criminal conspiracy probably helped cool things down. That said, the Soviets are probably pretty pissed that such a powerful conspiracy was allowed to operate out of Japan in the first place
Which could in turn provoke such demands from the Soviets as overflights by Soviet reconnaissance planes over Japan to ensure no more such incidents occur. Demanding an apology from the U.S. for its "baseless accusations". Of course such an apology will never come. And there will be hardliners in the Soviet government who will insist this was all an attempt by the U.S. (aborted by the British) to create an excuse to launch a nuclear first strike on the U.S.S.R.
 
Rather than being about aftermaths, this is about alternate history implications in the backgrounds, but in the movie "The Invention of Lying" it is explained at the start that since prehistory human beings never developed the ability to lie or make up facts. This hardwires them to also say the truth, but also makes them say the first thing they have in mind even if it's revealing to others one's true plans and intentions (this is evident in the casino scene where the very staff lets out how games are fixed). Also, after the protagonist accidentally develops the ability to lie, it turns out that people in this world are left extremely credulous to anything the others say.
Apparently this affected imagination as well, since the only form of entertainment to be seen is reduced to video lectures retelling historical events in a matter-of-factly way.
While everything seems to be at a 2000s level, the protagonist is also the first person in history to also come up with a very goofy and rudimentary concept of religion -- which even brings NASA to start a search for "the man in the sky" -- and afterlife mythos (on top of making up a very "unique" account of the 1300s Black Plague with robots and spaceships which his coworkers at a film studio completely believe in).
Yet somehow centuries are reckoned the same manner as ours, and states like Italy and the UK, and even Namibia, are mentioned as existing. In terms of historical mentions, apparently Napoleon, the Napoleonic Wars and his Russian campaign all still happened right on schedule without seemingly a change.
As much as it's a light movie not meant for being taken seriously, makes me wonder how things could have gone on so smoothly in a world where even the idea of subterfuge is alien to them.
 
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And because the whole town was in on the act, there's no way it could be kept secret.
Apparently foreign sponsored supervillain schemes/attacks are a regular feature of life for all major powers, to the point that it's not even worth more than a point of order at the next UN General Assembly meeting.

That there's been no WWIII and AFAIK all the major powers have their governments intact implies that both NATO and Warsaw Pact supervillains are equally inept.
 
Frozen, pre-sequel. All of mid-1840s Europe now knows that the queen of a remote kingdom in Norway can control winter itself... and that she and her sister are unmarried.

Temeraire. A British-Chinese-Prussian-Russian alliance in one corner, an Imperial French-Japanese-Incan-Ottoman one in the other, and they've all emancipated their dragons.
 
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Goal 2: Living the Dream. IOTL, Arsenal began their decline after losing the 2006 Champions League Final to Barcelona. ITTL, they lose the 2006 Champions League Final to Real Madrid...after being 2-0 up, absolutely dominating, and missing a penalty to make it 3-0 with five minutes left. Add to the fact that this all took place in normal time...Arsenal's decline would likely be a lot harder, faster and more painful in this universe. To say nothing of the player (TJ Harper, played by Nick Cannon) who missed said penalty...
 

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I don't know how many here remember the old 1960's science fiction anthology series - The Outer Limits. But one episode stands out to me in particular namely The Hundred Days of the Dragon.

Here is a summary of the episode.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hundred_Days_of_the_Dragon

While the unnamed Oriental power is not mentioned it is clearly China.

Now consider, China has just attempted to subvert our government by assassinating our elected leadership and replacing them with surgically altered doppelgangers. And at the end the new President refuses to retaliate. In an ideal world this might be the proper response, but realistically? In the paranoid world of the Cold War the response by the U.S. government would be - shall we say severe?

Image result for hydrogen bomb explosion
 
In an ideal world this might be the proper response, but realistically? In the paranoid world of the Cold War the response by the U.S. government would be - shall we say severe?
There's not much to be gained by unleashing Armageddon, though, is there?
 

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There's not much to be gained by unleashing Armageddon, though, is there?
There isn't but remember this is the Cold War period. There will be hawks demanding retaliation of some type. And heaven help the new president if this becomes public! He will be seen as weak. Further this will be a spur to the Soviets as well as the Chinese in a number of ways. So, what can the U.S, do short of unleashing the apocalypse realistically?
 
Here is one that, I'm surprised no one has brought up:


The idea that there was a secret moon mission, and that life exists on the lunar surface.
 
Here is one that, I'm surprised no one has brought up:


The idea that there was a secret moon mission, and that life exists on the lunar surface.
I actually liked that movie; at least the premise behind it.

Depending on which ending you accept, there are going to be future discoveries on Earth about unusual organisms that are not related to the fossil record or to any taxonomic branch in the evolutionary history of life on the planet!

And that’s not even speculating whether or not they’re hostile or have done damage to the ecosystem.
 
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