My nominees for top post-1900 Alternate History Tropes/Cliches, are: 1. Scaled up German training, advising and equipping of Nationalist China is a magic ingredient, enough to make the latter a formidable fighting force. 2. Fascist Italian or Imperial Japanese cooperation with the USSR is even more unlikely to ever happen than Nazi German cooperation with the USSR 3. TR can become President in 1912, and he would succeed in getting USA into WWI 4. The German military high command could smoothly coup Hitler if he faces any setbacks earlier than OTL 5. Without Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points & Self-Determination rhetoric, there would be no fracturing of Austria-Hungary and ethnic Slavic successor states post-WWI 6. Stalin likes committing wars of aggression sooner or later 7. Stalin’s collaboration with Chiang Kai-shek indicates a definite preference for KMT over CCP in China. Stalin’s relationship with both can only be zero-sum 8. Germany can only win the campaign of 1940 via the Ardennes and in a six-week campaign, otherwise it starts losing quickly. 9. Kaiser Wilhelm was the cause of Imperial Germany’s woes rather than the scapegoat for them. 10.Even if Britain made a separate peace with Germany in WWII, it would likely restart a war with Germany when opportune 11. Germany cannot be broken up after WWI 12.From March 1917 on, a Tsarist or at least reactionary White Russia is the most plausible alternative to the Bolesheviks non-Boleshevik Democratic Socialist Parties which had much more electoral support 13.Every world with a non Saudi Arabia has less Islamic extremism and less terrorism -- yours?