Cold War alternative mini-scenarios thread

The Sino-Indian War of 1962 never happens, and both India and China remain allies of the USSR, and are chill w/ each other?

Or, India defeats China in the Sino-Indian War, and China doesn't become an aggressive expansionist state and instead returns to its shell?
 
The Sino-Indian War of 1962 never happens, and both India and China remain allies of the USSR, and are chill w/ each other?

Or, India defeats China in the Sino-Indian War, and China doesn't become an aggressive expansionist state and instead returns to its shell?
If India defeats china and installs a pro Indian or atleast neutral govt in Tibet then we have a great chance of retarding PRC growth

India china and USSR bloc will be a nightmare for the Atlantic powers
 
South Vietnamese government escapes to Philippines along with most of their navy and starts a govt in exile there
How will this impact the regional politics ?
 
South Vietnamese government escapes to Philippines along with most of their navy and starts a govt in exile there
How will this impact the regional politics ?
Paracel and Spratly Islands as some crazy South Vietnamese attempt at being another Taiwan (whilst funded partly by the Philippines to edge in on their own claims by proxy) would be..... interesting.
 
Eastern Europe, driven by the De-Stalinization policies of Nikita Khrushchev, are allowed to pursue their own social and economic independent policies so long as they remain within the Warsaw pact.

I really want to know who the more moderate, maybe even liberal communist countries in East Europe try to run their country without needing Soviet's constant approval.
 
If India defeats china and installs a pro Indian or atleast neutral govt in Tibet then we have a great chance of retarding PRC growth

India china and USSR bloc will be a nightmare for the Atlantic powers
Why would this retard growth? If you're talking economics, then Tibet provides very little compared to the Chinese heartland. Tibet is essentially a strategic buffer territory. China's interest in Tibet, especially at that time, is primarily defensive in nature.
 
South Vietnamese government escapes to Philippines along with most of their navy and starts a govt in exile there
How will this impact the regional politics ?
That somehow happened in real life. While the South Vietnamese country collapsed, their navy fled to the Philippines. Their ships had to fly the U.S. National Flag because President Ferdinand Marcos only allowed 2,000 Vietnamese nationals to resettle in the Philippines. Their ships would eventually be turned over to the Philippine Navy, some which are still in use to this day.

If the Saigon government relocated to the Philippines, it would probably remain long as long as their U.S. and ASEAN support. However, as the 90s would arrive, I'd see the Saigon government-in-exile dissolve because Vietnam reunited under Hanoi would be accepted as status quo.

As for regional politics, it would need a POD where President Marcos does not recognize Hanoi along with the rest of ASEAN. In OTL, the ASEAN countries decided to recognize Hanoi before Saigon fell seeing that North Vietnamese was inevitable. This would create a "Taiwan" scenario.
Paracel and Spratly Islands as some crazy South Vietnamese attempt at being another Taiwan (whilst funded partly by the Philippines to edge in on their own claims by proxy) would be..... interesting.
Also interesting to note that the South Vietnamese "stole" a Philippine-claimed island in the Spratlys three weeks before the Fall of Saigon.
 
1979. The Soviet Union decides to sponsor the Rajneeshee movement's MDMA supply network. Despite this being seen as a hobby horse by the party, like the RAF or other "games," it turns out the Rajneeshees are really fucking good at dealing low priced MDMA supplied in bulk from Soviet pharmacy. While the Miners Strike fails as historical, London's freeways are utterly disrupted.
Is this OTL?
 
USSR transfers nuclear armed SRBM to Arab states as deterrent against Israel
Most likely Syria after their 1982 defeat
Missiles likely SCUD or SS21 on mobile TEL
how will Israel and big powers respond?
 
NATO changes its doctrine in 70s rather than foward deployments to defend all of FRG, they will concentrate most of their forces west of Rhine and just delaying token forces in the bulk of FRG
How will German people react to this ?
 
USSR transfers nuclear armed SRBM to Arab states as deterrent against Israel
Most likely Syria after their 1982 defeat
Missiles likely SCUD or SS21 on mobile TEL
how will Israel and big powers respond?
If Israel found out that they had these they would do a bunch of simultaneously launched Operation Opera variations and hopefully they can succeed without everything escalating to nuclear war...
 
If Israel found out that they had these they would do a bunch of simultaneously launched Operation Opera variations and hopefully they can succeed without everything escalating to nuclear war...
Right , however hitting individual mobile TEL that are hidden and moved frequently is a lot harder than destroying a reactor
 
NATO changes its doctrine in 70s rather than foward deployments to defend all of FRG, they will concentrate most of their forces west of Rhine and just delaying token forces in the bulk of FRG
How will German people react to this ?
Didn't the FRG's military make up a pretty big % of NATO ground forces in Europe? The German army won't go along with the Rhine-line, so there's likely be substantial (if numerically doomed) NATO forces east of the Rhine. Not sure how the NATO forces on the Rhine would fair if the German army gets mulched without inflicting much damage on the Soviet tidal wave. Could be a recipe for a defeat in detail.
 
Didn't the FRG's military make up a pretty big % of NATO ground forces in Europe? The German army won't go along with the Rhine-line, so there's likely be substantial (if numerically doomed) NATO forces east of the Rhine. Not sure how the NATO forces on the Rhine would fair if the German army gets mulched without inflicting much damage on the Soviet tidal wave. Could be a recipe for a defeat in detail.
The US French and British forces will still provide nuclear umbrella to German army , but not sacrifice its soldiers
 
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