Interesting AH ideas that aren't commonly used

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Minuteman, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Minuteman Well-Known Member

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    There are plenty of TLs which begin with a premise which has been used by many, or have ideas in the TL which again aren't that creative. But are there AH ideas which are plausible, but aren't commonly used (or in some cases, not used at all)?
     
  2. LordandsaviorKloka AH.com’s resident Arthur McGregor apologist

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    The 2004 Vision for Space Exploration
     
  3. bhlee0019 Just An Ordinary CItizen

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    Successful XFL
     
  4. Histor32 Well-Known Member

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    The 1960s vision . Just as good and much earlier to plan for 2004
     
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    What if Anthony Carter's agent does not accidentally let his player option expire? Without it, the Miami Heat do not have the cap space to get Lamar Odom. Without Lamar Odom, the Miami Heat may not make the 2004 NBA Playoffs which helped establish Dwayne Wade as a budding NBA superstar. Without Lamar Odom, the Miami Heat do not have the ammunition to trade for Shaq, or would have to give up Wade to get him. Without Shaq or Wade, the Miami Heat do not become the 2006 NBA Champions. Without that record of success, the Miami Heat probably does not attract Lebron James and Chris Bosh in 2010.
     
  6. Seafort Well-Known Member

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    What if Operation Eagle Claw had succeeded?
     
  7. KuboCaskett Resident Japanophile

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    Allied, democratic Japan squaring off against an ultranationalist KMT China in WWII, nuff said.
     
  8. EternalDawn Dictator

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    Italy receiving all the promised territory at the end of the WW1.

    No strong revanchism > no fascism uprising > no nazi uprising either > the f is going to happen.
     
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    Different Old Time Radio Shows.
    I did some on the first version of Step By Step. (if I ever get time to do the Version 2.0, I will do more alternate Old Time Radio Shows. )
    I had a anthology show based on the works of H P Lovecraft in the late 40's and a Spirt Radio Show based on the classic Will Eisner Comic character in the early 1950's.
     
  10. twistedirregular Negus Negast

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    The Russian Empire being extended to Africa where Eritrea and/or Djibouti becomes a Russian colony and Ethiopia is gradually transformed from a client state to a Russian protectorate.
     
  11. bhlee0019 Just An Ordinary CItizen

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    Portland Trail blazers choose Michael Jordan instead of Sam Bowie in 1984 NBA draft.
     
  12. The Red A virulent, ignorant bigot

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    Seems like something you'd need to construct rather than launch off the bat as a PoD.
     
  13. Pauh the federalist Well-Known Member

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    Japenese Ethiopian alliance.
     
  14. cmakk1012 Well-Known Member

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    Mass repression of Slovenes and Croats is what happens, especially since that already happened IOTL
     
  15. Driftless Geezer Donor

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    * Prohibition only covers distilled alcohol, not beer or wine. How might that impact the development of organized crime, corruption, resistance to Federal authority, disruption of portions of the economy, etc.

    * Alfred Mahan's impactful book "The Influence of Seapower on History..." either doesn't get written or remains a dusty dry tome on the far back shelves in the third sub-basement of the Library of Congress. The Kaiser, etal then don't use this work to help justify the battleship building race of the early 20th Century (This might be a timeline where it's more about what doesn't happen...) A possible offshoot of this POD, is that the "Jeune Ecole" concept has more legs (or fins....)

    * J. Edgar Hoover doesn't go into law enforcement. A POD? Maybe he gets drafted on completion of college 1916 and gets sent to Mexico with the Pancho Villa Expediton.

    * Cable TV never becomes a dominant program distribution technology.
     
  16. Emperor Norton I Calbear's Love Child

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    Alternate JFK VPs who then become president in a still-the-same 1963.
     
  17. OldNavy1988 Well-Known Member

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    Would it be plausible for channels like USA, TNT, FX or AMC to still exist as terrestrial channels in that scenario?
     
  18. OldNavy1988 Well-Known Member

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    Which of these candidates would be plausible?

    Humphrey, Connally, Smathers, Morse, Symington or Stevenson?
     
  19. Enigmajones Ours Is The Fury

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    It was in that science fiction with Arnold Schwarzenegger to be fair. So that is set in a world where the XFL is highly successful.

    Also, anything to do with Albania, generally.
     
  20. Driftless Geezer Donor

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    That's a good question.... Maybe using the regional superstation idea (WGN, etc) as a starting base and then take them national? Instead of 3 commercial broadcast networks, plus PBS, there might be 6-10? That would take several megatons of cash to get rolling.