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Was Stalin a true believer in communism or an opportunist?
I think he was a true believer in the cause of communism.
He wasn't exactly a mobster or Caucasus Al Capone who joined the party for opportunism in his early years. He actually rob banks of the Tsarist state because he was a communist.

I just use this as example.

Later. He was smart enough and it the right place and in the right time.
Lenin dies and he is in the 'Center', being put in a better position than the Right faction of people like Bukharin and the Left faction of people like Trotsky.
 
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What if JFK dies of a botched treatment from Doctor "Feel Good"?

What will be the official story? What would be the reaction of the Kennedys, LBJ, and other important figures? Would the Soviets try to capitalize on it?
 
'Soviet Holocaust Before Or During WW2'.

(Yes, I'm aware of the Doctors' Plot, but that was a post-war excuse for Stalin to launch one last purge.)
 
What if Kurt Schumacher of the SDP Party becomes the Chancellor of Germany, instead of Konrad Adenauer?

Imagine a democratic socialist Western Europe vs. communist Eastern Europe? What would happen? Would that mean a Eurocommunist Italy be possible?

Would Henry Wallace would even get a chance to win?
 
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I think he was a true believer in the cause of communism.
He wasn't exactly a mobster or Caucasus Al Capone who joined the party for opportunism in his early years. He actually rob banks of the Tsarist state because he was a communist.

I just use this as example.

Later. He was smart enough and it the right place and in the right time.
Lenin dies and he is in the 'Center', being put in a better position than the Right faction of people like Bukharin and the Left faction of people like Trotsky.
This, plus he was very focused on industrializing and the workers of Russia, key communism features. Although, the Communist Manifesto states to discourage religion but encourage free speech, neither of which he did.
 
Frivolous: Are there any big seaside, riverside or lakeside cities globally that are good candidates for Chicago-style vertical uplifting in the 20th century in some AH? I'm thinking that besides the various cities of the Netherlands, something like that could maybe happen in Houston, Manila, Miami Beach, Venice or Wuhan but that's purely because they have opportunities for financial booms.
 
Frivolous: Are there any big seaside, riverside or lakeside cities globally that are good candidates for Chicago-style vertical uplifting in the 20th century in some AH? I'm thinking that besides the various cities of the Netherlands, something like that could maybe happen in Houston, Manila, Miami Beach, Venice or Wuhan but that's purely because they have opportunities for financial booms.
I love the idea of the Dutch lifting some of their cities, mostly because Amsterdam one meter higher would likely make the city the tallest point in most of the country, and I find that hilarious.

The problem is though that Chicago was in a unique spot. It lay on an important site, but was not yet terribly well developed, and had the funds available to raise itself. Most cities in similar positions are either to large and developed, or poor to afford it.
 
Was it possible to create a mix of welded and cast tanks? For example a cast turret to get a complex shape like T55 or IS3 for example but hull is welded? Or are there some inherent weaknesses to this combination?
 
Was it possible to create a mix of welded and cast tanks? For example a cast turret to get a complex shape like T55 or IS3 for example but hull is welded? Or are there some inherent weaknesses to this combination?

Some versions of Sherman and Churchill were built this way.
 
AHC: timeline where Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington (Sister of JFK) and William Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington lived to become the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Maybe their grandchild marries Prince William, Duke of Cambridge? Or maybe one of their kids becomes the future Princess of Wales and married Charles?. Thought it would be a interesting idea!
 
Places with rule of law that aren't democracies or republics? Rule of law is typically connected to democracies or republics, but not always?
PRC post 1976 is fine if you are not an oppositionist or a millionaire/bilionaire.

Also even for the US one could wonder how much the rule of law applied for most of it's history
 
France falls and Russia is Fighting in WW1.Would Britain Launch D-Day.?
France falls and Russia isnt Fighting in WW1.Would Britain Launch D-Day.?
France falls and Russia is Fighting in WW1.USA has joined the War after France's
Fall. Would Britain Launch D-Day.
France falls and Russia isnt Fighting in WW1.USA has joined the War after France's
Fall. Would Britain Launch D-Day.?
German Navy in all 4 scenarios is in same posotion as otl.
 
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