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Since i'm Portuguese, this is a all-portuguese post XD (only aircrafts)

How Silent Fall the Cherry Blossoms by @Geon


One of the last Portuguese Supermarine Spitfire IX

After the Battle of Belgium, and the using of chemical gas started by Germany in Europe (also by the end of the Pacific War), Portugal declared war on Germany and alongeside Brazilian troops, send troops to Norway, to supplement the Allies in the Scadinaviann campaign. As Portugal already operated Spitfires (both Mk.I and Vc), it's small aerial contribution to the war was in the form of two squadrons of Mk.IX (in terms of Portuguese, they were formed in Flights instead of Squadrons), that joined the war just one week prior to the full liberation of Norway. Therefore after, they operated from Norwegian bases in the same way as other allied fighter squadrons operated against the Luftwaffe. Postwar, all fighters were bought and replaced both Hawker Hurricanes and Spitfires Mk.I that Portugal still operated, until 1950, when themselves were replaced by Hawker Tempest's.

Patton in Korea/MacArthur in the White House, by @BiteNibbleChomp

One of the Thunderbolts based in near Dili, East Timor, 1956

Shortly after MacArthur left the US Office, and the US started it's policy of communism containment in Asia/Pacific, the Portuguese Estado Novo under Salazar decided to reinforce East Timor from possible Indonesian intervention (something that was they started to do against the British in Malaysia and the Dutch in West Papua). Among the reinforcments were two Flights of F-47 Thunderbolts (as they were replaced in Portuguese mainland by F-84 Thunderjets).

The North Star is Red: a Wallace Presidency, KMT Victory, Alternate Cold War TL by @TastySpam


F-84 Thunderjet in based in Sweden during Operation Nyenskans, 1954

While the Finns began evacuation from their nation, Sweden and it's UN Allies began to protect them as most as possible. Among the Allied reinforcments were the Portuguese, sending two flights of F-84 Thunderjets for ground support against the Soviets, while the more advanced jets of Sweden, American and British-built projected their aerial superiority.
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Another picture from the Proxima-verse,depicting the December 2000 launch of a Jupiter-OPAV with the Intelsat 14,15,and 16 satellites:

The Undead World in 1943 on Alternate History Wiki

Harold Marshall, the famous Canadian undead hunter. Marshall fought in the dead zones of Germany, the Polish-Soviet border, and Western Europe as it fell to hordes of undead. He was requested by the U.S. War Department to help the U.S. Army clear an infestation of undead in Dallas, Texas on April 17, 1944. Joining a group of zombie hunters, Marshall would soon be deployed to the USSR to help Soviet partisans combat the undead, where he would meet the famous Soviet sniper Vasily Zaytsev. Marshall would take part in the liberation of Europe and would conduct a raid on infested Paris on his own.

Marshall would die heroically in the Battle of Champigny-Sur-Marne when his team was ambushed by a horde larger than expected. Marshall and his men fought a great last stand and killed themselves with explosives in order not to be torn apart by the undead.

Note: I see Harold Marshall as a mix between the real-life Leo Major (the Canadian who liberated a town on his own) and BJ Blaskowicz, hence I used BJ as the pic.

Vasily Zaytsev, the Red Army's best sniper. Zaytsev was a veteran of the Battle of Stalingrad, killing hundreds of German soldiers and the undead as they showed up. He also fought in the Siege of Leningrad and the Fall of Moscow, making the undead pay for every inch of Soviet territory they gathered. As Zaytsev and his men retreated inwards to some safe-zones, he was able to teach ordinary Soviet citizens how to score headshots on the undead. Zaytsev would lead a colony of survivors in a prison just near the town of Tambov. The prison had guard towers where snipers trained by Zaytsev would shoot any undead that got too close. In 1944, the Canadian undead hunter Harold Marshall parachuted near Tambov and linked up with Zaytsev's prison colony and provided Western supplies and equipment.

Zaytsev is one of the well-known undead hunters in the USSR. The others included Ivan Sodorenko, Fyodor Okhlopkov, and female snipers such as Roza Shanina and Tanya Baramzina.

A German soldier attempts to hold against a horde of undead with an MP-40 during the Battle of Leipzig. The battle would be disasterous as the jont German-Polish-Soviet alliance would be overrun, with all of Germany and Western Europe not too far behind.
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The Undead World in 1943 on Alternate History Wiki

The Texas Army National Guard deployed to Dallas after an outbreak of undead was reported there, April 17, 1944.

A USAAF airship flies above a horde of undead outside Dallas, Texas. The crew aboard the airship would then report the location of the horde to the U.S. Army National Guard, regular biohazard battalions, and undead hunters lead by Harold Marshall.

A photo of Japanese Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF) in gas masks engaging undead in Wuhan, 1943.
The Undead World in 1943 on Alternate History Wiki

Soviet and German soldiers enter a truce in the Eastern Front after it was discovered that the undead would not discriminate between Axis and Allies, 1943.

J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American theoretical physicists that innovated incendiary bullets for automatic weapons in case of horde attacks. The model was soon exported to both Axis and Allies alike. The BAR, Thompson, M1917 Browning, M1919 Browning, and M2 heavy machine gun were soon modified to accept these flame bullets. The Sten, Owen gun, Bren, Lewis gun, the PPSh-41, PPS-43, the DP-28, along with German and Japanese weapons such as the MP-38, MP-40, MG-34, MG-42, Type 100, Type 97, Type 99, Type 11, and Type 92 followed suit.

The U.S. Army lands in Normandy on June 18, 1944 as part of the reclamation of Europe from the undead. Simultaneous landings occurred in the western coast of France alongside with the Canadians, the British, and the Irish while a southern landing was made with the Americans, the Commonwealth forces, and remnants of the French government-in-exile which retreated to Algeria. This would soon start the biggest human offensive against the undead which has plagued much of the Old World at this point.
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The Undead World in 1943 on Alternate History Wiki

The Texas Army National Guard deployed to Dallas after an outbreak of undead was reported there, April 17, 1944.

A USAAF airship flies above a horde of undead outside Dallas, Texas. The crew aboard the airship would then report the location of the horde to the U.S. Army National Guard, regular biohazard battalions, and undead hunters lead by Harold Marshall.

A photo of Japanese Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF) in gas masks engaging undead in Wuhan, 1943.
God the first pic with the guardsman's look on his face with his mouth agape is just so fundamentally moving to me. Also, do you know the origin for the pic of the troops with gas masks? Ive seen it a lot and I wonder what its backstory is.
God the first pic with the guardsman's look on his face with his mouth agape is just so fundamentally moving to me. Also, do you know the origin for the pic of the troops with gas masks? Ive seen it a lot and I wonder what its backstory is.
The origin of the Japanese troops in the gas masks is during the Battle of Shanghai in 1937. I couldn't find a better pic of IJA personnel in gas masks and this one is the most iconic so I depicted it as if the IJA were fighting hordes of zombies in mainland China. The fact they are wearing proto versions of CRBN gears gives a backstory that at least the Japanese saw the threat of zombies seriously, albeit just making sure the virus isn't airborne.
The Undead World in 1943 on Alternate History Wiki

A horde of undead Imperial Japanese Army personnel in a swamp outpost in New Guinea, c. November 1943.

U.S. Marines fire away at a horde of undead IJA using a modified M1919 Browning that fires flame rounds, Guam, 1944.

A Filipino survivor with a bolo, a popular farming tool and melee weapon that became a symbol of resistance against the Japanese occupation. The child next to him also has one on his hip. When the undead started appearing in the Philippines brought from Japanese soldiers bitten from China, the Filipinos and USAFFE remnant were faced with ammunition problems, forcing whatever weapons coming from captured Japanese rifles to improvised gunsmiths. Since the undead were attracted to noise, Filipino locals and resistance fighters have used traditional weapons such as the kris, the kampilan, the bolo, spears, and bow-and-arrows to silently take out the undead without attracting others nearby.

Charles I the Gloomy (March 21, 1227 - January 7, 1285, Alexandria) - Count of Anjou and Maine in 1246-1251, Count of Provence and Forcalquier in 1246-1251, King of Egypt from 1251, King of Jerusalem from 1266. In his youth, before the Seventh Crusade and the ascension to the throne of the newly formed Egyptian kingdom, he was nicknamed Angevin in honor of the appanage given by his older brother, King Louis IX. He received the nickname "Gloomy" for the fact that he almost never smiled and was a man of a rather heavy disposition.

Frankish Egypt
Apocalypse: 2012 on Alternate History Wiki


The USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) arrives in Cape Town, South Africa, January 12, 2013. The arrival of the Stennis and her surving escort, the USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) shocked the sitting U.S. Ambassador to South Africa as it was expected the U.S. Navy was annihilated by Russian or Chinese nuclear weapons. Along with a crew of 10,000 sailors and 4,500 marines from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti would represent what was known of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Horn of Africa and Western Asia.

USS Mobile Bay (CG-53), a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser which survived World War III. She was on deployment in the Middle East when the nuclear war broke out on December 21, 2012. Previously, the ship visited Bahrain on December 8, 2012. Following the war, the Mobile Bay linked up with the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in the Horn of Africa. The ship took part in the evacuation of 4,500 U.S. Marines from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Both the aircraft carrier and the guided-missile cruiser would sail down to South Africa, arriving in Cape Town on January 12, 2013.

Pre-war photograph of the USS Alabama (SSBN-731), an Ohio-class submarine armed with Trident nuclear weapons. During the war on December 21, 2012, the Alabama was on deployment in the Indian Ocean where she fired all her 24 Trident II ballistic missiles at targets in Iran, Pakistan, and Russia. Having spent her nuclear weapons, the Alabama would link up with the other Ohio-class SSBNs, the USS Cheyenne (SSBN-701) and the USS La Jolla (SSBN-773). Both submarines expended their payloads. All three submarines would arrive in Cape Town on January 14, 2013.
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A little something from @Chipperback's Catherverse:

Premiering in 2013, Earth Tribe is a highly popular sci-fi/ post-apocalyptic drama created in collaboration by the Republic of Greater California's Motown television network and the Australia-New Zealand Commonwealth's own Network Seven.

Centuries after a global nuclear war, Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor) leads her underground community to the surface in order to establish a new settlement in what used to be Pennsylvania, IRNA. However, she and her companions soon find that they are not alone, as the survivors of the holocaust have established a primitive tribal society, some of which are friendly. Others, not so much.

However, the greatest danger facing them all are the mutant cannibals from the former Confederate States known as the Reavers, who strike without mercy and rarely leave survivors.

Fortunately, Clarke's greatest ally (and eventual wife), Queen Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey) possesses a keen tactical genius and a large army to boot.
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Decisive Darkness: What if Japan hadn't surrendered in 1945? by @The Red .

A photo of a Mitsubishi Ki-20 prior to World War II.

The Mitsubishi Ki-20 (designated Army Type 92 Heavy Bomber) is still considered the largest aircraft built by the Japanese (an feet achived in early 1930's by secret!). A license built Junkers G.38 built as a bomber, only one would be "combat", since the aircraft was riddled with engine problems, and it couldn't operate at unprepared/rough airfields, therefore was only used as research platforms in Manchukuo and proper Japan. Even with a flyby of three examples over Tokyo in January 1940, the aircraft didn't receive any ally codename!
Due to the necessity of using anything that can fly to be used against the US Navy (and the BPF), the single example existing by 1945 (based at Aviation Memorial Hall at Tokorozawa as a attraction) flew in direction to Kyushu on November 12, but it never reached it's destination (paper of final destination were destroyed, alongeside the Emperor Hirohito) and no wrech was ever found. The most popular theory was that at the same time, the landings of Ōsumi and Gotō Islands by the 40th and 158th Infantry Divisions were occuring on the same day, and a flight of P-38M Lightings (modified nightfighter variants) were on patrol near the channel between the island of Honshu and Shikoku were they spotted a large unknow four-engined target flying in direction of Kysuhu, and knowing there was no four-engined allied aircraft operating in that area, they pursue and shoot down the target.


A Blackburn Firebrand TF.Mk.IV still based in the UK, late 1945.

While not loved by many of it's pilots, the Firebrand IV (and later V) strike fighter became the main attack aircraft of the Royal Navy post-Operation Downfal (akin to the USN Douglas AD Skyraider and the Martin AM Mauler), replacing the Fairey Barracuda in frontline service prior to Coronet, while gradually also replacing the Grumman Avenger. Unlike the other mentioned aircrafts, it could also be deployed as a fighter, but it is there where the aircraft failed its mission, as it was uncapable of performing the manouvers to dogfight japanese fighters (the Mk.V improved this, but still, it fell short of what the FAA desired - althought that also didn't stop them to scoring kills), while at the same time, it's airspeed meant that could only catch mid- to slow-flying aircrafts (but that also didn't stop a South African pilot - a volunteer, btw - to score two Kawanishi Baika "Miller" on the same day), to the point that if Firebrands were deployed as part of the "Big Blue Blanket", they were the last aircraft the suicide planes would encounter in their path towards the target prior to reaching the warships AA's.


A Soviet T-34-85 passing in Seoul, September 1945

While the Soviet Union liberated the Korean peninsula, it began to form the government People's Republic of Korea (lead by the Kim Il-sung) and it's armed forces (the People's Republican Army of Korea, or PRAK for short). While the Red Army would contribute most of the fighting in the short Siege of Busan, it was the Korean that would liberate the final squares of the city, to solidify the communist power in the peninsula.
In the short stop in the 38th Parallel for the supplies to catch up, the Red Army began to rearm it PRAK. While the Soviets were now using T-34-85's, IS's tanks (including the newest IS-3), IL-10's Sturmoviks, P-63 Kingcobras and armed with the latest firearms (including reports unconfirmed of the STG-44), the Koreans were given some of the oldests equipment the USSR still operated in the region, the most modern been T-34-76's build in late 1941 and a platoon of KV-1's, but also T-26's and BT-7's, a flight of I-16's (one was accidentally shoot down by a USMC F7F nightfighter), and even both German and Lend-Lease equipement (most common been the Pak-40 and Kar98k in the German case; P-40 and Valentine tanks in the LL case).

A Storm of Steel and Fire (an alternate WW2 history) by @Tanner151


A Lockheed P-38E Lighting in service of the Luchtvaartbrigade, 1941 (real model website -

While the Sitzkrieg extended while the Germans were occupied in both the USSR, Scadinavia and North Africa, the Dutch realized that their most advanced fighters in service in Continental Europe (Fokker D.XXI and D.XXIII, F.K.58 and S.21) were outclassed by the newest fighters both the Entente and Axis forces operated (the Fokker G.I was a excellent twin engined fighter, but was outclassed by single engine fighters in the terms of mobility). With this realization, the Dutch tried to buy foreign aircrafts, but only the US was capable of supply, since the French, British, German and Italian had their need prioritized compared to neutral nations. And after some talks involving military bases in the Dutch East Indies, the Lockheed P-38 fighter is choosen to replace their fighters in Europe (and in the Pacific shortly after the start of the Pacific War) in early 1941, with a near total of 200 been delivered.

Besides their combat in the Pacific, the first blood for the European-based Lightnings came in late September 1944, when the Sitzkrieg finally ended with Germany invading the Dutch, Belgium, Luxembourgh and France at the same time. One third would be lost on the ground by the suprise attack, while the remaining (apart from one fuselage abandoned) was shoot down over the skies of both Dutch and northern Belgium airspaces (but not without taking a few Luftwaffe aircrafts with them).

Five Years Less - Brezhnev dies in 1977 by @Onkel Willie


An M60-2000 (or 120S) Super Patton demostrator

The General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) M60-2000 or 120S was an upgrade of the M60 tank, in which it was initiated primarily due to the large number of M60 main battle tanks in service with many Middle Eastern nations unable to afford more modern main battle tanks, but with industrial capability to convert the tanks themselves. The M60-2000/120S was a GDLS supplied conversion kit that married the turret of the M1A1 Abrams to the M60A1 Patton, offering many features of the M1A1 Abrams to existing M60 tanks at a reduced cost.

While failing to gain attraction in some countries (mostly Iraq, Israel and Turkey), they had more sucess in other nations outside of Middle East, most notably been: Zaire, Austria, Portugal, Egypt, Brazil, Democratic Libyan Arab Republic and Italy. The Italians would utilize their tanks in their first combat debut (for both the tank and the Italians since the end of WW2) in the Second Korean War, where four Super Pattons (attached to a company of South Korean Super M48 - a upgraded M48 from Germany designed with the same principles as the M60-2000) helped destroy a brigade of North Korean Type 59 and M-84 (latter used as command vehicles) south of Seoul.

Ashes of the Dragon: A Protect and Survive Tale by @General_Paul


Waves of PLA tanks, AIFVs, and soldiers rush Soviet defenders on the far eastern border of Manchuria, February 19, 1984. Both the Soviet Army and the PLA fought in the massive showdown of the largest communist countries on earth. The PLA was so close to overrunning the Soviet defenders until the Kassel exchange occurred on February 21/22, 1984, which resulted in the Soviets launching their nuclear weapons on the United States, NATO countries, China, and their allies.


PLA troops prepare to enter Vietnam as revenge for the '79 campaign. The Vietnamese front was another campaign enacted by the PLA which the main objective was to march into Hanoi and Haiphong in order to destroy alleged Soviet nuclear weapons stored there. The campaign was just as disasterous as five years prior, as the battle-hardened Vietnamese enacted heavy casualties on the PLA. Although the Chinese were able to push deeper than the previous '79 war, they were just outside the outskirts of Haiphong when the Exchange occurred. As a result, Chinese nuclear weapons were also fired on Vietnamese cities. Millions of PLA became casualties of their own nuclear weapons. (See also: Good Night, Vietnam - A Protect & Survive short story).

The USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong, c. March 13, 1984. After the Exchange, remnants of the U.S. 7th Fleet operating in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea relocated to Hong Kong since nearby Subic Naval Base in the Philippines was destroyed. The Big E would be docked in the British Colony, protecting it until 1991 when she returned home to the United States.
Stresa Revived by @Onkel Willie

Fairey Swordfish of the Regia Marina, onboard the escort carrier Cavour, mid-1943
With the war declaration on the 29th of March 1940, all warships with watertight hulls were ordered to sail south to be safe from possible bombing raids. Including these where both the incomplete carriers Aquila and Sparviero. Both would end up temporarily in Palerno, before been send to Taranto (alongeside the Littorio-class Impero) to be completed. Due to the limited facilities to built warships, all three would be finished in mid-1943.
While not a democratic nation like Britain and France (in which Prime Minister Paul Reynaud goverment escaped to Corsica), Italy still received equipment made-in-USA, thanks to the Lend-Lease act. Among these were two escort carriers to supplement both the Aquila and Sparviero. The Cavour (ex-USS Croatan) and Falco (ex-USS Hamlin) would escort convoys to both the British isles, Fortress Italy and North Africa, alongeside the RN, Marine Nationale and the USN vessels. While capable of carrying their own-made Re.2001 OR shipborne fighter, their weren't built for ASW missions, therefore, the RM had to buy three squadrons worth of Fairey Swordfish from the British to supplement their own needs.
As both Italy and France began to be liberated, . Mussolini was a fan of "war on all fronts", in which in every front, a Italian flag most be included (only exception been in the Soviet Union). Therefore, taking advantage of the British request, both it's fleet carriers and Falco were send to the Indian Ocean to attack the Japanese based in South Asia (while Cavour would actually join the USN in the Pacific, but only contributing as a aircraft transport).

How Silent Fall the Cherry Blossoms by @Geon


Last 1840 Naval Air Squadron Hellcat taking off from HMS Speaker

With the losses monting in term of aerial vehicles, the RAF had to ask for help from a unlikely source: the FAA. As the Germans began to retreat back to the Rhine river, they initial fears of the fighter-bombers like the Typhoon, Tempest and Thunderbolts was augmented with the introduction of two "new" aircrafts: the Hellcat and the Corsair (while the occuping forces in Norway and South of France know the shape of those respective aircrafts, most of the Germans have never seen Naval Air Squadrons aircrafts). Because of the Battle of Belgium, the deployment of the aircraft carriers of the BPF was temporarily suspended as both their fighters and bombers (light bombers due to the fact they actually carry a small payload compared to all remaining frontline bombers) were initially temporarily deployed in both Belgium, liberated parts of the Netherlands and occupied Germany prior to the assault on the Rhine (by that time, Japan had surrender and the temporarily deployment became permament for the fighters - it's bombers squadrons (Avengers and Barracudas) either returned to the UK to be disbanded or been the Royal Navy contribution in the Liberation of Norway.
To that end, the few Corsair and Hellcats squadrons still remaining in mainland Europe were transfered to the RAF and de-navalized (the Seafires were unecessary been that there are many Spitfires to justify the deployment of their navy counterparts). Aside from ground-attack support, their missions also included Search and Destroy deployments, including the only jet kill of a Me-262 in early April by Hellcat.

Can it Carry Bombs? by @whatisinaname


"German" armor been redeployed to the German-Soviet border, mid-July 1945

After Operation Eisenhammer, and the "lack" of action between the Western Allies and Germany, the Soviet Union sued for peace on the 30th of June, with the borders now been pre-1939 Polish border with the USSR, Lithuania and Western Latvia, with Stalin only gaining Estonia, Eastern Latvia and it's post-Winter War territories.
As the war with the Western Forces continued, and to had simpler logistics, all tanks that are not the Panther Ausf.E (E-50) were send to the Eastern parts of Germany, just in case of a Soviet backstab. From the now rare Panzer III tanks (and vehicles based on those hulls) to the big cats, every tank was send, including dozens, if not hundreds, of captured tanks, as shown in this picture (a M4 Sherman on the left, a SU-85 between the Jagdpanzer IV's and a T-34 behind the most right Jdpz IV).
I'll be doing images of Protect & Survive spin-offs.

Land of Flatwater: Protect and Survive Middle America by @Chipperback


Elizabeth Hanford Dole during her inaugural speech as the 41st President of the United States in the Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 21, 1984.

The Kingfisher Strikes....P&S at sea by @USN vet


The USS John Young (DD-973) on patrol in the Pacific Ocean just before The Exchange, February 20, 1984.

Protect & Survive Miami: End of Watch by @wolverinethad


One of the brand new American M1 Abrams main battle tanks in West Germany. The M1 Abrams was first deployed to West Germany in 1983 as it fielded the newest American military technology for main battle tanks that were expected to take on Soviet and Warsaw Pact T-80s and T-72s. When World War III broke out on February 19, 1984, the M1 Abrams saw its baptism of fire in the Fulda Gap. While the Abrams proved to be a tough shell to crack and even killed 5 Soviet armor for every 1 lost, there were many cases in that the M1 would be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of armor the Warsaw Pact deployed over at East Germany. Surviving models of M1 Abram MBTs are still in use by the U.S. Army today.


Player Two Start by @RySenkari

An early Nintendo PlayStation developer kit, on display at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, 2021. Many regard the historic partnership between Nintendo and Sony to launch the SNES-CD as a pivotal moment in the now-monolithic games industry, and set the stage for games with the vivid content and soundtracks which helped build the case for video games as an expression of art.
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A True Whig official (wearing the pre-1860's American south-style of clothing on the left) reviewing an Liberian army unit destined for combat, May 1944.

A little know chapter in the Second World War was the "participation" of Liberia.
Despite abandoning neutrality and allowing American forces to be based on its territory, Liberia did not declare war on Germany and Japan until January 1944. The Liberian Frontier Force (or LFF) offered to send units to Europe. While many in the US Army (and politicians) wanted to refuse the offer, Roosevelt, under the United Nations flag, allowed the modernization of the LFF, under the Lend-Lease act, plus the formation of a small expeditionary force to be send to Italy.
Training began on February 1944, and by June, the Liberian Expeditionary Brigade was formed. They were to be deployed in the Italian campaign, but on the same day the arrived at Naples, the August 1944 Separate Peace/Great Betrayal take effect. Not wanting to "waste" the training of the LEB (while at the same time, redeploying thousands of GI's to the Pacific War), their were some off the few units selected for occupation of Western Austria, where they remain until Victory in Japan.


United States Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets preparing for Operation Pacific Shield, onboard USS George S. Patton (CVN-69)*, 19-20 June 2007

With the Korean peninsula been in apparent internal destabilization (while at the same time, China and the Socialist Union were having one of their frequent ideological stouches), the UN (under the leadership of the United States, plus several contigents of smaller nations like Cuba, Philippines, Canada and India - and Japan, shortly after been attacked, although restricting itself from operations on or above the Korean Peninsula land mass), launched two "humanitarian intervention" Operations: Pacific Shield (for the offensive) and Restore Dignity (for the occupation).
As soon the first UN troops set foot on Korea since the 1950's, the DPRK launched several WMD's against the invading troops; and in simulateons, both China and the SU temporarily hold up their disputs to concentrate on their bigger foe, plus China invoked several clauses with friendly nations in their borders for both distracting other United Nations states, plus both redeploy and preventing the redeployment of units destined for Korea (including the smaller Spratlys War and other small border conflicts in South East Asia).
In the end, the "humanitarian intervention" was a fiasco and the UN forces withdrawn for the final time from Korea although the nation was now devastated due to the missuse of the WMD's.

*As the UN began to lose all it's European Allies and most of North Africa, the now unpopular President Harry S.Trumman was replaced in the 1952 elections by George S.Patton. While not managing to save all of europe from the socialists and most of the Republic of Korea (only one or two islands are still been held by them up to today), it's fearsome anti-socialists views lead to the US (and many of it's european exiles nations and other UN allies) holding and defeating their main threaths in Africa, Middle East and most of Asia.


The very first M.S.406 (or Heja I) arriving at Hungary, August 1939

When Hungary started to rearm itself (a violation of the peace treaty signed shortly after the end of the Great War), lead to France rearming a former enemy! Despite the fact that France supported the Little Entente until its disbanded, due to the fear of Hungary becoming a ally of Nazi Germany once again, the French decided to focus on preventing Hungary to been lored into the Axis sphere, and one of the ways that they saw to prevent this was not only allowing the rearmament of the Hungary armed forces, but also by arming with French made equipment, including, but limited to: aircrafts (like the M.S.406 (or Heja) fighter, plus the permition of full production), firearms (like the Chauchat and Hotchkiss machine guns) and tanks (like the Renault R-35 tanks).
But in the end, the start of the Second World War prevent the French from further rearming Hungary, and with it's fall, they joined the Axis power, mean that all effort made by France was all for nothing.
Just a short one today:
Decisive Darkness: What if Japan hadn't surrendered in 1945? by @The Red .

USS Castle Itter (CVE-138) shortly after been launch, June 1946

Named after the strangest battle in WWII (were US and German troops, alongeside French prisioners, fought against the Waffen SS), the Commencement Bay-class escort carrier wasn't finished in time to participate in World War II. While it's last sistership USS Morotai (CVE-139) was scrapped, Castle Itter was instead send to a unused dock to be used for spare parts for it's older sisterships to continue their small careers, with CVE-138 been send to the scrap in mid-1950's.

Northern Storm: Second Korean War 2003 TL by @gtrof


An A-10 Thunderbolt firing on North Korean armor north of Seoul. The iconic tank buster saw action for the first time since the Persian Gulf War, where it killed countless outdated and modern North Korean armor. Unfortunately, a handful of A-10s were destroyed on the ground in Kunsan AB and Osan AB when NKSOF operators infiltrated these bases and conducted sabotage operations behind enemy lines. Some A-10s were also shot down by North Korean surface-to-air missiles.

U.S. Marines based from Okinawa defending Pohang with their South Korean counterparts.

JDS Kirishima (DDG-174), a Kongo-class guided-missile destroyer, patrolling the Sea of Japan at the onset of the Second Korean War. She would become the first Japanese warship to fire shots against a foreign enemy as North Korean submarines harassed Japanese merchant vessels transiting the area. The Kirishima would claim three North Korean surface vessels and one submarine as her kill count.