» Discussion Forum
» Stats
Members: 34,300
Threads: 110,361
Posts: 2,471,250
Top Poster: Thande (35,245)
Welcome to our newest member, BodyVota
» AlternateHistory.com
Welcome to AlternateHistory.com!

Our Discussion Forum is the largest gathering of alternate history fans on the internet.

What is alternate history?

Alternate history is the exercise of looking at the past and asking "what if"? What if some major historical event had gone differently, and how could that have changed the world? Popular "what if" questions that you may have seen in fiction include "what if the Nazis had won the Second World War?" and "what if the South had won the US Civil War?", but it can be just as interesting to think about Aztecs resisting Spanish colonization or a Japan that did not turn its back on the world under the Shogunate. Alternate history is a literary genre, but here we're mainly interested in history itself - and the politics, strategy, culture, and more that define it. We spend most of our time debating our own ideas about history and how it could have gone differently, so this is a community focused on creativity and learning.

For more information about alternate history, see our FAQ.

For a guide to published alternate history fiction, see Uchronia.
» Recent Threads
Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
President Forever and other 270soft games Megathread
April 9th, 2012 05:09 PM
Today 04:15 PM
by Ol'GarryBoldwater
537 107,641
Why did Europeans continue to call native Americans "Indians"?
Yesterday 07:08 PM
Today 04:11 PM
by Beedok
75 1,848
1948 SA Election: Smuts Wins. What next?
Julius Vogel
December 16th, 2014 03:21 PM
Today 04:09 PM
by Julius Vogel
32 903
PC: Poland-Lithuania incorporates the entire Livonia?
Today 04:09 PM
Today 04:09 PM
by Sharunaku
0 1
List of monarchs III
November 17th, 2014 06:13 AM
Today 04:08 PM
by ImperialVienna
595 19,191
Has a Hereditary Monarch Ever Established a Republic?
Today 02:36 PM
Today 04:07 PM
by Erwin
3 87
The World After Zhirinovsky: The Maghreb (TLIAD)
Today 01:34 AM
Today 04:04 PM
by Pellegrino
10 415
Alternate Republic of China Navy- ideas and discussion
November 6th, 2014 03:00 PM
Today 04:00 PM
by abc123
379 13,621
The Land of Milk and Honey: An American TL
July 7th, 2014 12:44 AM
Today 04:00 PM
384 46,596
AHC : Japan played his hand the smart way, still owns Korea and Manchuria (or more)
Yesterday 05:56 AM
Today 03:59 PM
by democracy101
11 730
AHC. Henry VIII joins the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Today 10:06 AM
Today 03:52 PM
by Redhand
3 152
Very Minor PODs
Emperor Norton I
August 9th, 2012 03:54 AM
Today 03:48 PM
by DAv
763 115,424
Groener successfully bans the SS & SA
Today 02:56 AM
Today 03:47 PM
by Redhand
6 340
WI: Austria joins the German Empire in 1871 after AH dissolution in 1867
December 14th, 2014 09:03 PM
Today 03:43 PM
by Mario
116 4,447
Consequences of Israel Outright Losing a war
Today 03:21 PM
Today 03:39 PM
by Yuelang
3 100
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.0 RC1

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.