Miscellaneous >1900 (Alternate) History Thread

In that particular case, he wouldn't be allowed to run again, because he'd have served more than two years of Reagan's term.
The relevant text from the 22nd Amendment to the USA's constitution is:
No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.​
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you could do something with the US owning a more russian alaska and more mexican South-West, in general that area would be the place for a country of these to exist
Russian claims in the West of America
1) went way into Oregon
2) potentially included the Russian American Company bases in California
 

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Admiral Thomas C. Hart was the commander of the US Asiatic fleet at the time of Pearl Harbor and the attack on the Philippines. He had the misfortune of commanding what was largely a backwater (up to that point) for both US fighting ships and command personnel, prior to the start of hostilities (for the US). On this AH site, he's generally given credit for making the best out of a crap hand.

In early '42 he was relieved of command and soon retired (he was 63 at the time). He was later recalled to serve on the US Navy's General Board.

Had he been 4-5 years younger, might Hart have been given another fleet command assingment?
 
Two questions.

What if Germany bought Kaliningrad from the USSR/Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.

What if a country other than Germany bought Kaliningrad? Like Sweden, Britain, the US, Japan. Just to get a Baltic exclave.
 
Two questions.

What if Germany bought Kaliningrad from the USSR/Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.

What if a country other than Germany bought Kaliningrad? Like Sweden, Britain, the US, Japan. Just to get a Baltic exclave.
For the first one...why would Germany do so?
And for the second one...US/Britain would have no interest....Japan is maybe possible but it would depend on economy at the time
 
Two questions.

What if Germany bought Kaliningrad from the USSR/Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.

What if a country other than Germany bought Kaliningrad? Like Sweden, Britain, the US, Japan. Just to get a Baltic exclave.
For what reason any country will want to obtain a Baltic exclave full of Russians? Maybe if the territory has people of the country who bought the territory. But that's not the case...
 
So, I was wondering about some case of a 'Rhodesia' situation but where it happens in Asia instead of Africa and how could that shape the history of Asia after its downfall.
 
So, I was wondering about some case of a 'Rhodesia' situation but where it happens in Asia instead of Africa and how could that shape the history of Asia after its downfall.
Interesting!

Malaya as a white ruled country
Vietnam as a French settler country

Maybe the Dutch East Indies don't hold together and you see something like an independent Dutch settler ruled Java?
 
Interesting!

Malaya as a white ruled country
Vietnam as a French settler country

Maybe the Dutch East Indies don't hold together and you see something like an independent Dutch settler ruled Java?
Well, there is just a few issues. The Japanese reeeeeeeaaaaaallly damaged most of the European grip in Asia, so either the Japanese didn't manage to go that far or one of the colonies became self governing and sufficient.
Issue is...why would they claim independence? The British before WW2 weren't exactly anti apartheid schemes.
 
As this is an Alt-History site, I’m curious on how you guys would rate our timeline. Is it a bad one or whew we we’re quite lucky to get to this point?
 
As this is an Alt-History site, I’m curious on how you guys would rate our timeline. Is it a bad one or whew we we’re quite lucky to get to this point?
Absolutely impossible to answer without seeing other timelines play out. I just say it's awfully weird a bunch of random horsemen in a forgotten region of the world basically conquered Eurasia. It's weird one continent was able to colonize and conquer most of the world. It's unbelievable that a bunch of random backwater colonies were able to design a novel government that would eventually become the world's largest economy within one hundred years and the undisputed most powerful nation by far in just over two hundred years.

The terrible things that have happened, like the Holocaust don't really surprise me. I don't think people have even the desire to grasp the potential for evil all of humanity has within them. It just needs to be unlocked. In my opinion I think these things could have happened far more often and I'm surprised it hasn't.

I think our society values life and abhors violence, and I think that wasn't necessarily inevitable. Say a global religion began in Sparta which was basically proto-social darwinism and the moral thing was to kill off the weakest and enslave the rest of the weak for the catapultation of the strong. Doesn't seem very far fetched to me.

I also think we're just starting to understand generational trauma and how it influences entire societies and the zeitgeist. At least I'm starting to understand it a little more, especially after the last few years, and that's strongly affecting my view of history and the decisions that were made, as well as the decisions currently being made.

I don't know what I'd rate our timeline, but I'm not certain things could have better much better, which makes me feel rather fortunate.
 
As this is an Alt-History site, I’m curious on how you guys would rate our timeline. Is it a bad one or whew we we’re quite lucky to get to this point

I don't know about the pre-1900 stuff, but if someone in 2013 had written a future timeline with all the OTL events between 2016 and now, I would have declared it ASB
 
If the US hadn't entered the war, would the USSR and the British Empire have succeeded in defeating Germany in WW2? Assume no Lend-Lease, either.
 
If the US hadn't entered the war, would the USSR and the British Empire have succeeded in defeating Germany in WW2? Assume no Lend-Lease, either.
Opinions differ. There are several threads about it, for instance:


It has also been discussed in other threads. IMO it's nearly impossible for the US to stay neutral and not provide aid to the UK (providing aid doesn't necessarily mean lend-lease), just staying neutral is not very likely.
 
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