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  1. AHC: President Santorum

    Exactly what it says on the tin. With a POD no earlier than his election to the Senate ,make Rick "Frothy" Santorum become President of the United States.
  2. WI: Lloyd George and Keynes were Killed in 1916?

    Exactly what it says on the tin. In OTL the HMS Hampshire was an armoured cruiser en route to Russia in 1916 when it was sunk by a German submarine. Several important officials were killed by the sinking , including the Minister of War, Lord Kitchener. Suppose Asquith had decided to send some...
  3. What if the Election That Never Was...was

    Not a new idea but I hope it's a good one. What if Gordon Brown had gone with his initial plan and called a snap general election in 2007? Oddly enough I don't think this would result in such a big change,at least not initially. Given the state of the polls at the time and the mountain of seats...
  4. AHC:Make the DCEU as popular and well regarded as the MCU

    As you know (unless you've been living under a rock) the films produced by Marvel Studios under the umbrella of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have become the most successful film franchise of all time. Every film they have produced has been a financial success and usually a critical one as well...
  5. WI : No Arab Spring?

    As everybody knows the Arab Spring which has come to be very important in recent world history began when a merchant set himself on fire in protest at the government after a particularly aggravating encounter with a municipal official took his cart. But what if he hadn't run into the official...
  6. Without Iraq and the Recession, how long could Labour stay in power?

    From their election in 1997 up until 2003 the Labour government of Tony Blair was one of the most popular government in history. It had an enormous majority, consistently favourable poll ratings on just about everything and few scandals which had any real consequences. The Iraq War and the Great...
  7. What if Gerald Ford had won in 1976?

    Given how close the election was I'm surprised that Ford winning hasn't been brought up more often. Any number of POD's could give him a boost -for instance if he hadn't pardoned Nixon or if he'd avoided his "soviet domination" gaffe. So suppose things had gone a little better for him and he'd...
  8. What is the problem with African leadership?

    If the mods think that this is too much of a political question , I'd be happy to have it moved. In Martin Meredith's excellent book The State of Africa , he argues that the biggest problem with Africa after independence has been poor leadership. I would say that there is a certain amount of...
  9. What if Benn had beaten Healey in 1981?

    In 1981 the deputy leader of the Labour Party was challenged by the famous left wing firebrand Tony Benn , despite having been elected unopposed the previous year. In OTL of course Healey won but the election was very close - Healey won by 50.4% to Benn's 49.6%. A slight change in the number of...
  10. AHC :David Cameron ,leader of the Labour Party

    As the title says - with a POD of no later than his birth in 1966 and changing events not relating to his personal life as little as possible how could David Cameron end up with the Labour leadership? From what I can tell he was generally apolitical (but certainly Conservative leaning) until his...
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