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  1. The Mirage of Democratic Socialism

    A guy called Kristian Neimietz has written an alternate history of a continued Socialist East Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the scenario the anti-GDR socialists end up in charge and unification doesn't happen. As an employee of a right wing think tank he is fairly sceptical of...
  2. Earliest post Roman European secular bureaucracy.

    Post the Charlemagne and prior to the Reformation medieval bureaucracies aka chanceries tended to be staffed and dominated by clerics. For example every Lord Chancellor of England prior to Thomas More was a cleric. Which along with piety explain why so much land and wealth ended up in the hands...
  3. Could the Suez Canal Crisis have ended differently

    In OTL the Suez Canal Crisis in an unambiguous victory for Nasser while Britain and France were humiliated and the US lost ground to the USSR in the Middle East. How could it have ended differently?
  4. Great Heathen Army

    Could it have conquered Wessex and if it had been able to defeat Alfred would it have been able to subdue all of England or would the Vikings have looted Wessex and then pulled back to the East Coast?
  5. AHC: Politically divided African-Americans

    Of all the various voter groups in the US African-Americans are the most politically monolithic beating even White Evangelical's in their loyalty to a single party. My challenge is simple have African-Americans be politically divided with at least 1/3rd of African-American's supporting a "2nd...
  6. Democratic Hong Kong

    In OTL there have been a number of protests in Hong Kong over the lack of democracy and the meddling of the Chinese Communist Party along with issues about the lack of respect for Hong Kong's "unique" status as a relatively liberal society with a reasonably free press in an authoritarian State...
  7. Maoist/Stalinism Apologism Socially Unaccpetable

    For those board members who have heard of him Tony Benn died a few days ago. He was one of the leading figures of the Labour Party's hard left and in his later years became something of a national treasure, not least because of a series of extremely well written diaries. Since his death he's...
  8. British family on a European Throne

    With a PoD after Bosworth create a scenario while a family originating in Great Britain* winds up on a Continental European throne. Bonus points if it's a non-Royal family. *So yes to Tudors and Stuarts** no to Hanoverians. **I know they came from Normandy originally but they are British...
  9. Norse England

    Could the Norse/Vikings have done to the Anglo-Saxons what they did to the Brythonic peoples, i.e. without a total genetic replacement a lasting, near total cultural and religious transformation? So with a PoD after Lindisfarne as much of the Anglo-Saxon zone as possible becomes culturally...
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