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Points of Divergence (PODs)
A “point of divergence”, often abbreviated as POD, is simply the point in an alternate history where it first becomes different from real history. An alternate world matches our world up until the point of divergence, which is when it first becomes different and heads down an allohistorical path. In alternate history stories and scenarios, the point of divergence is often a single and easily identifiable change, and all other differences are intended to flow naturally from it. This is not always the rule, though, as there can also be multiple, not necessarily interlinked PODs as well, each of them of varying severity.
Overview of PODs by topic and theme
Arts, Architecture and Monuments
Scientific Discoveries and Inventions
Grab bag of interesting POD disussions
Highly underused PODs with great potential
Neglected areas of Alternate History
Things that often get ignored in timelines...
Which defunct countries you would like to survive in an ATL 2.0
Which country do you think deserves an alternate history wank ? (1)
Which country do you think deserves an alternate history wank ? (2)
Underlooked Medieval/Arabic/Byzantine PODs
The underdogs of pre-1900 history
Weirdest, obscure countries in history ? Odd nations that we forgot.
Victorian Era Dystopian Disscussion
Non-people/country things in AH that are wanked
More successful New World empires
If you could change one historical event, what would it be ?
Most interesting pre-European PoD for America ?
Challenge: Weirdest 19th century
Fun 19th century PODs after 1815
What would you like to see in a 20th century cultural ATL ?
Various possible PODs I've found
What's your favorite prehistoric POD ?
AH Recurring Tropes, and the timelines that avert or subvert them
Timelines and Scenarios Main Directory
Useful Resources for Writing Alternate History