Nineties PODs

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by MrHola, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. MrHola Banned

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    I've decided to start a thread about possible PODs taking place in the 1990s. Preferably no sooner then 1992.

    1992
    - Arafat dies when his plane crashes in the Libyan desert.
    - Labour wins the UK general elections with a small majority.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Marius Member Donor

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    1992 - White South Africans vote no in referendum over whether the government should continue its reforms.

    Perot doesn't run for President, allowing George HW Bush to win a second term.
     
  3. Basileus Giorgios Augustus and Autocrat

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    1990- Margaret Thatcher wins the leadership challenge, and continues to lead the Tories.
    1991- I am never born. Horrible, dystopian future world ensues :p
     
  4. President Al Bundy Banned

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    1990 - The SPD wins the elections in unified Germany, thus Oskar Lafontaine becomes federal chancellor of Germany.

    1992 - Nintendo officially announces the creation of the "Super-CD", in cooperation with Sony.

    1993 - Screensport keeps broadcasting and never merges with Eurosport.

    1994 - Ayrton Senna didn't die in his accident at the GP of San Marino.
     
  5. DrakonFin Very Nearly the Finnish Pub Quiz Champion Donor

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    1994 - Kurt Cobain is admitted to a drug rehab program and will undergo extensive psychiatric counseling.

    1994 - just prior to the release of Definitely Maybe, both Liam and Noel Gallagher die in a mysterious car crash. Later, the CIA and the Masons, amonst many other protagagonists, are blamed.
     
  6. Southpaw How long shall these Things be?

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    Actually,it would have been called the Play Station (2 separate words).
     
  7. Southpaw How long shall these Things be?

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    1994-Nintendo Play Station released,becomes huge hit and positively murders the opposition.
    1995- A 2 kilometer wide asteroid is discovered near Earth.Astronomers calculate that there is a 50/50 chance that it will strike Earth in 2010.
    (Yes,I know,it's VERY far-fetched,but I wanted to make this thread interesting.)
     
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  8. Riain Well-Known Member

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    Early 1991, in a veritable orgasm of offensive action the Iraqi airforce and navy throws everything it can at everything it can. Mirage F1 and FAC/Ms charge down the gulf firing over 100 exocets, Mig25s charge tankers and AWACS firing dozens of AA6s, and hundreds of other planes attack anything they can. In addition Iraq fires as many SCUDs as it can at every airbase within range. When the smoke clears several coalition ships have been hit and severely damaged and dozens of aircraft destroyed and damaged in the air and on the ground. But the Iraqi offensive forces are destroyed; several coalition pilots become aces (a couple in one mission), as do several navy ships. Many combat records are set such as highest and fastest interception, longest range, biggest downward shot (F14s of course), longest range SAM kill both on land and at sea.
     
  9. LordInsane Supporter of the Alliance

    1994, Norway narrowly votes in favour of joining the European Union.
     
  10. MerryPrankster Gone Fishin' Donor

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    Jeez. My uncle was on one of the ships used to distract Saddam from the land assault forming to the west.

    Hope he survives this one.
     
  11. Riain Well-Known Member

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    I hope so too, 100 exocets fired may be a bit high, many of their launchers would be shot down/sunk before getting to fire. But they would be bound to hit something, and afterwards with virtually no threat the navies could move right in close.
     
  12. MerryPrankster Gone Fishin' Donor

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    One of the major flaws with the Iraqi military during the Gulf War was that its pilots relied on ground-control and ground-based radars too much. Many of those were destroyed during the opening attacks or scrambled by Coalition ECM, so the pilots weren't nearly as effective.

    (plus the Iraqis had a tendency to RUN)

    If the Iraqis pre-empt and thus have their radar system intact and (possibly) their courage up, I can imagine them doing much, MUCH more damage, possibly even more than the scenario described above.
     
  13. aktarian illegal in 20 states

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    1991 - JNA attempts to seriously crush slovenia. it's effective, leadership removed, TO disarmed, Yugoslavia holds together, no balkan wars

    1993 - Iran declares it will ignore UN arms embargo to former Yugoslavi, starts sending arms to Bosnia. When several ships are intercepted Iran declares Europe and US are aiding Serbs in slaughter of muslims. discontent among Arab nations, OPEC rises oil prices

    1994 - Competent officers in charge of Russian forces in chechnya, Russians win fast

    1998 - Iran invades Afghansitan as a response to Taliban killing of their diplomats

    1999 - Worse Kargil war
     
  14. Winner Well-Known Member

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    1999 - Czech government vetoes the NATO operation against Yugoslavia (IOT it passed by one vote margin)
     
  15. WilyBadger Proud Phoenician!

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    1997 - George Lucas hires someone else to write the screenplay and direct the movie Star Wars: Episode I: The Rising Storm.
     
  16. Tizoc Freelance Debris Architect

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    1993: Vote of no confidence against Polish government of Hanna Suchocka fails.

    1995: Lech Walesa wins presidential election in Poland against Aleksander Kwasniewski.
     
  17. Legolas Member

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    1993 - the referendum in Czechoslovakia decides to keep the country in one piece.
     
  18. Elidor Well-Known Member

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    That's downright dystopic... man.
     
  19. Tom Veil Nowhere Man

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    August 1991 -- Civil wars break out in Belarus and Ukraine in the final days of the USSR. Both nations end up breaking up along cultural lines, with eastern provinces uniting with Russia, central provinces remaining independent, and western provinces uniting with Poland.


    August 1990 -- Instead of sending Moises Alou to the Expos, the Pirates send Steve Carter.

    April 1991 -- The Phoenix Cardinals shuffle their board at the last minute, and end up with a stellar draft: Eric Swann, Brett Favre, Aeneas Williams, Bryan Cox, Ben Coates, and Leon Lett.
     
  20. Unknown Member

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    Some more PODs

    April 20, 1999--The propane bombs work, and over 500 people die in the worst act of school violence in U.S. history as Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris open fire on those who flee. They get gunned down as they try to flee.

    Sometime in early 1991--Saddam Hussein is killed during the Shia and Kurd uprising.

    January 1995--The Dallas Cowboys beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game, and go on to win in the Super Bowl, winning four titles in a row (if their 1996 Super Bowl win still occurs).