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In the 1980 presidential election, if Ted Kennedy had managed to wrest the Democratic nomination from Jimmy Carter, who would have been nominated for Vice President? Walter Mondale, or would he refuse? Someone else?
 
In the 1980 presidential election, if Ted Kennedy had managed to wrest the Democratic nomination from Jimmy Carter, who would have been nominated for Vice President? Walter Mondale, or would he refuse? Someone else?
For sure not Walter Mondale. He actually released a list of potential candidates before the convention Senator Henry M. Jackson, Governor Reubin Askew, Mayor Tom Bradley, Representative Lindy Boggs, Secretary of Education Shirley Hufstedler, Representative L. Richardson Preyer, and Senator Adlai Stevenson III. Reubin Askew however said he would not accept the nomination from Kennedy if he was offered it. To me the most likely seems like Jackson he was just more popular and well known then any of the others.
 
For sure not Walter Mondale. He actually released a list of potential candidates before the convention Senator Henry M. Jackson, Governor Reubin Askew, Mayor Tom Bradley, Representative Lindy Boggs, Secretary of Education Shirley Hufstedler, Representative L. Richardson Preyer, and Senator Adlai Stevenson III. Reubin Askew however said he would not accept the nomination from Kennedy if he was offered it. To me the most likely seems like Jackson he was just more popular and well known then any of the others.
Thanks :)
 
I'm planning a new timeline - centred on the 1990s, but for some of it, there's limited or no sources on things I'm trying to find out on (economic issues relating to local parts of the US or UK, or information on vehicles) - how to account for the discrepancy when you don't have sources or can't find primary and secondary sources?

The WI is 1998, and POD is July 1998 - although the events aren't decided yet.
 
Are there any detailed timelines that have a point of divergence after WWI dealing with a german civil war? Bonus points if its after Hitler become chancellor
 
What if the SPD won the 1987 West German federal elections and formed a government in coalition with the Greens? How could it influence German reunification?
 
This might be too tied up in current politics, but what if Kevin McCarthy had succeeded John Boehner as Speaker of the House instead of Paul Ryan?
 
Could a radicalized Britain have the manpower and industrial capacity to invade and occupy France, Holland, Spain and Italy to 1) knock out its colonial rivals 2) become permanent leader of Europe?
 
Could a radicalized Britain have the manpower and industrial capacity to invade and occupy France, Holland, Spain and Italy to 1) knock out its colonial rivals 2) become permanent leader of Europe?
Depends on when exactly we are talking about. Britain at the height of its empire's power relatives to its rivals probably could, and if we are allowed to factor in allies then they likely could as well.
 
I recently found this old video by YouTube's AlternateHistoryHub channel:


The premise is an interesting thought.

(Edit 2: Though this video's creator may fall into at least one of the same traps that discussion here has.)

(The only similar thread I've found on-forum so far is 'Theodore Roosevelt gets elected during the 1912 election: What Happens to The United States?' from the beginning of this year, but discussion there petered out pretty quickly.)

Edit 1: Found another one:
 
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I recently found this old video by YouTube's AlternateHistoryHub channel:


The premise is an interesting thought.

(The only similar thread I've found on-forum so far is 'Theodore Roosevelt gets elected during the 1912 election: What Happens to The United States?' from the beginning of this year, but discussion there petered out pretty quickly.)

Edit: Found another one:
There is a ton out there. I got some more I found by searching for 1912.
WI: Theodore Roosevelt wins the 1912 presidential election.
If Teddy Roosevelt won in 1912, how would this affect America’s participation in WW1?
WI: TR Wins the 1912 Republican Nomination
US postwar politics if Roosevelt won in 1912
 
I've been thinking about a timeline that shows how Liberia would be if Samuel Doe's coup failed miserably, or, even better, if a William more like William Tubman gets the presidency instead of William Tolbert, continuing Tubman's economic growth and, apparently, Americo-Liberian reconciliation with native Liberians. Is there any reading that can help on this, like why Liberia declined so much under Doe, alternate choices for Tubman successors, how Tubman oversaw so much economic growth in Liberia, etc
 
What if Romania federalised after WW1? Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania would be the three member states. How could such change influence the political and diplomatic developments of the country?
 
So, I'm working on a bit of alternate history.

To keep it quick, the German revolution and Biennio Rosso both produced socialist states, the Hungarian Soviet Republic survived with russo-german intervention, and Poland, Finland, and the Baltics all were brought into the fold either as SSRs or "independent" socialist states. Also, there's a Rhenish state under French control.

My question is, as alliances form, tensions rise, and a new sort of WWII seems increasingly unavoidable, what states that were neutral in our WWII would be aligning with the Allies here? Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Bulgaria and Turkey all have the reds right on their border, Belgium and the Netherlands are both almost certain they may become battlefields, and have no sympathy for Germany besides, Yugoslavia is subject to Hungarian territorial ambitions, and Greece and Albania are surely wary of the italians' aims in the Adriatic.

I'm not sure just how many would really throw in with the Allies for a war, though.
 
Hungarian Soviet Republic survived with russo-german intervention
What are the borders of this Red Hungary? Most of pre-war Hungary (with Slovak, Ruthenian, Banat and Transylvanian A.S.S.R.-s) excluding the OTL losses to Yugoslavia and Italy? Or is it smaller? What is the fate of Czechia and Romania here?
 
What are the borders of this Red Hungary? Most of pre-war Hungary (with Slovak, Ruthenian, Banat and Transylvanian A.S.S.R.-s) excluding the OTL losses to Yugoslavia and Italy? Or is it smaller? What is the fate of Czechia and Romania here?
Slovakia and Transylvania both lost some land to Hungary, and became puppet states in Budapest's orbit. Romania proper had a socialist government installed, and lost Bessarabia to the USSR, the government is deeply unpopular, and mostly on the USSR's leash. Czechia is firmly under German control both politically and economically, despite its official independence. Unsurprisingly, having been more or less dependent on its allies to save it, Kun's position isn't terribly secure, but his government at least 'won'. Hungary's borders include a sliver of southern Slovakia plus carpathian ruthenia, and a portion of Transylvania's west as well, but given they want to keep it from being even more Romanian than it already is, and also to keep Romania weak by keeping it separate, Hungary hasn't just carved out its center to gain the Hungarian majority lands there.

Yugoslavia more or less got off scot-free. By then, Hungary was exhausted, and pretty much would've needed its allies to do all the fighting for them. Yugoslavia still has Banat, and Hungary fully means to retake it if and when war comes.
 
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