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  1. Alternate history newspaper pages?

    Yea, are there any of those in any thread here? I would be willing to listen to some advice on what websites and/or software I should use if I ever wanted to whip up a Truman Defeats Dewey or whatever have you. I did do this front page of a fictional British newspaper from 1879 on ARTHR...
  2. Is a successful Port Essington possible?

    (No, not the Canadian one.) I consider myself something of an expert of the failed Victoria Settlement/Port Victoria/Port Essington (a beloved child has many names, a hated one even more) venture that took place in Cobourg Peninsula in North Australia between 1838 and 1849. After being whipped...
  3. "We never went to the moon" - North Korea edition?

    I was wondering, would it be possible for North Korea to fake a moon mission? Not that they could ever fool the outside world, of course, but as far as their own people would go, it might not even be too much of an effort. (I would actually be surprised if this has never been brought up before...
  4. How many alternate history books are available in your language?

    (Anglophone members need not apply.) I have been reading nigh every alternate history title I could get my hands on. It is interesting to notice that not only do S. M. Stirling and Harry Turtledove, the two alternate history greats, have no titles translated into Finnish, but there is seemingly...
  5. So, suppose the Brits exit the war in 1940...

    ...over a failed Dunkirk evacuation or whatever, what do they do afterwards? Assuming this does not change the general course of the war (Germany attacks the U.S.S.R. in 1941), would they re-enter the war at some point, a bit like what happened after the Treaty of Amiens in the early 19th...
  6. WI: L. Ron Hubbard died during WWII?

    What it says on the title. I don't have a specific PoD, but let's say that he contracts a tropical disease and succumbs to it or trips and snaps his neck while giving chase to a non-existent submarine, or something. Are there any tangible differences to the world by not having Dianetics or the...
  7. AHC: Yuri Gagarin as leader of USSR/Russia

    This came from a joke suggestion I made on an another website. With a PoD after the flight of Vostok 1, have Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin become the leader of either the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics or a Russian successor state thereof. You are free to arrange whatever plausible...
  8. What else would the Nazis have banned?

    A couple of years ago I was planning a novel set in a world with a victorious Nazi Germany (very original...) with the main character being an American woman who travels to Axis Europe in 1951. On the Berlin main airport she sees a sign with a list of books that are prohibited in Nazi Germany. I...
  9. WI Queen Victoria dies in the Fenian bombings?

    The Fenian bombings of the 1880's were a terror campaign perpetrated by the Irish Republican Brotherhood that mostly targeted infrastructure and military installations. I was thinking, what would be the repercussions if one of the attacks (deliberately or accidentally) killed HM the Queen? How...
  10. Nixon wins in 1960 - whom do the Dems nominate in 1964?

    Pretty much what it says on the title. Suppose that the PoD comes after both parties have nominated their candidates - maybe Nixon does better in the TV debates? - and Kennedy/Johnson loses to Nixon/Lodge. Do the Democrats now pick Symington? Smathers? Humphrey?
  11. Something I've been doing recently on Darkest Hour...

    Thought you might want to see this. The year is 1898 on the North American continent. Work still very much in progress, though I added Selfridge (weird that he wasn't in the original game) and this one guy named Custer... Closer, but still no cigar A nation needs people to...
  12. Can anyone draw me this ship?

    If there are any Shipbucket veterans here with too much free time in their hands, could you help me out here? I'd really appreciate a Shipbucket illustration of this beautiful thing. Keeping the same colour scheme would be cool, but not mandatory. And to answer your question, "What would this be...
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