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  1. How long can Republicans hold the Black vote?

    When freedmen gained the right to vote with the 15th Amendment, they overwhelmingly backed the Republican Party for obvious reasons. While most of them lost their right to vote in the South when Reconstruction ended, Black voters in the North continued to support the Republican Party as the...
  2. WI: Democratic Party splits in 1924

    The 1924 Democratic National Convention was the longest and one of the most contentious in American history, and took place at the height of the Ku Klux Klan's influence in both parties. The pro-Klan faction, led by former Treasury secretary William G. McAdoo (who was also Woodrow Wilson's...
  3. DBAHC: Democratic Party survives to the present day

    After the Civil War, the Democratic Party was never able to fully recover from its association with secessionism. Grover Cleveland (1884, 1892) and Woodrow Wilson (1912) were the only two Democrats to win presidential elections between 1860 and the party's final dissolution in 1955. Was this an...
  4. WI: 1952 Stalin Note leads to early German reunification

    The so-called Stalin note was a proposal offered by Joseph Stalin in 1952 to reunify Germany under a liberal democratic government on the condition that said Germany would not be allowed to join a military or economic alliance, and could only have a military to defend its own borders. The West...
  5. AHC: Sustained European presence in Africa with post-WW2 POD

    With A POD after World War II and the formation of the United Nations, what's the maximum plausible number of possessions (whether colonial or incorporated into the metropole like France's OTL modern overseas possessions) that European colonial empires could retain in Africa? The only ones that...
  6. WI: Jerry Brown wins 1992 Democratic nomination, endorsed by Perot

    Along with Massachusetts senator Paul Tsongas, Jerry Brown was the runner-up to Bill Clinton in the 1992 Democratic primaries, and combined an opposition to NAFTA with surprisingly conservative positions on taxation. Let's say his surge takes place before New Hampshire rather than after it...
  7. October 1980 release of Iranian hostages--does Carter win re-election?

    Or does stagflation still do him in and lead to a narrower Reagan victory? A bare-minimum Carter victory looks like this, by the way--Reagan won the PV by about 10% so I gave Carter every state closer than that. 297 electoral votes, coincidentally the exact same as his 1976 victory with Texas...
  8. WI: Flora MacDonald wins 1976 PC leadership contest

    Would she have been a more successful Tory leader than Joe Clark?
  9. AHC: White Dawn

    With a POD after 1905, have a war in the 20th century that takes place between a monarchist Russia as the aggressor and a coalition of all other major European powers. Do whatever you want with Japan/China/USA.
  10. How would a defeated CP Italy be treated?

    Italy joins the Central Powers in 1914 or 1915 but suffers from a British blockade plus its colonies being seized, and fails to make much of a dent into the Western Front and surrenders in the fall of 1918 after several things go as OTL (Russian Revolution, American intervention). We can assume...
  11. DBWI: Carter elected in 1976

    In perhaps the greatest political upset in American history, incumbent Gerald Ford, who was considered dead in the water after pardoning Nixon and after the 1974 midterms, narrowly defeated Jimmy Carter, the outsider governor of Georgia who endeared many but ran a vague, inept general election...
  12. Nazi German attitudes towards Caucaus ethnicities

    If Germany is (stretch but bear with me) able to win at Stalingrad and eventually occupy the Caucasus up to the Iranian and Turkish borders, what were their plans to deal with Georgians, Armenians, Azeris, and other ethnic groups? They go unmentioned in most discussions of Generalplan Ost.
  13. AHC: No Florida population boom

    Before the turn of the century, Florida was the least populated state in the South, with most of the southern half of the state being sparsely populated swamp and marsh. However, public and private efforts drained much of the Everglades, sold land in huge quantities to developers, and eventually...
  14. PC: Soviet-Japanese alliance in summer 1945

    It seems obvious that the Soviet Union would never go to war with Japan if a second war broke out between the Allies and the Soviets in the months between the collapse of Germany and the surrender of Japan. But could there be any decree of (formal or informal) cooperation between Moscow and Tokyo?
  15. DBWI: Entente plans for Great War victory?

    One of the most popular AH topics is the subject of an Entente victory in the Great War and what it would have entailed, other than a cementing of the British, French and Russian empires. While it seems almost certain that France would have taken Elsass-Lothringen and split Germany's colonial...
  16. Alternate postwar suburbia

    Taking Bill Levitt and his style of mass development out of the picture somehow, how else could the United States (both the federal government and private developers) have responded to the postwar housing crisis and baby boom?
  17. Yuan Shikai rejects the Thirteen Demands

    After pressure from the other Allies, Japan reduced its Twenty-One Demands (which China had rejected) to Thirteen (which they ultimately accepted). What if China again rejected the ultimatum? 1. At this point, would Britain tolerate a direct Japanese war with China? 2. Would China be a...
  18. South African Bush War

    Nelson Mandela dies in early 1984 under ambiguous circumstances in Pollsmoor Prison, becoming a martyr for the anti-apartheid cause. Sporadic anti-government violence expands, black South Africans riot in the streets, and parts of the country begin to fall out of Pretoria's control. The Inkhata...
  19. DBWI: No Second Mexican War

    What if the United States never went to war against the Carranza government in 1916 over the Pancho Villa raids? A few things to consider here: 1. Would Wilson still have lost his reelection bid? 2. Without a distraction in Mexico, would the United States gotten directly involved in the First...
  20. Interwar US-Japanese War

    With a POD after the Paris Peace Conference but before the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War, what would be a plausible scenario for a naval conflict (likely on a much smaller scale/lower stakes than the OTL Pacific War) between the United States and Imperial Japan (not as part of a greater...
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