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  1. SlyDessertFox

    Octavian Dies in 44 BCE: How do Events in Rome Play Out?

    Events in 44 and 43 BCE were pretty fluid until an army fell into young Octavian Caesar's lap during the Mutina campaign, and the resultant Third Triumvirate that emerged from Antony's retreat into Gaul. Plutarch calls Cicero the most powerful man in Rome during this time, and it was indeed...
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    Publius Crassus (son of the triumvir) Doesn't Die at Carrhae-Who does Pompey Marry?

    This is a pretty niche question I guess. Publius Crassus, the son of the triumvir, was married to a young Cornelia Metella, the daughter of Metellus Scipio in either 54 or 55 BCE. He of course died at Carrhae in 53 BCE, making Cornelia a widow and opening up the opportunity to marry her to the...
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    WI: Hitler Assassinated in 1931

    On July 14, 1931, one day after the closing of Danat Bank, Adolf Hitler, upon leaving his interview with the United Press International news agency, is shot and killed by a lone assassin. How does the loss of Hitler at this crucial moment in the Nazi Party's OTL rise affect the party's...
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    The Messalinead: The Life & Times of The Most Powerful Woman in Rome

    Coming Soon To A Pre-1900 Thread Near You... Another Timeline?? Yes, what of it? Have you ever finished a timeline? What about The Nazarean Emperor? I have not, true. The Nazarean Emperor was too ambitious-I wanted to go further into Jewish and Christian mythology and prophecy and shit...
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    A Supreme Court That Upholds Reconstruction Legislation/Amendments

    So a big issue with reconstruction, separate from a waning appetite for it in the north amid southern resistance and economic stress, was the supreme court of thelate 1860s to the1890s effectively rolling back reconstruction's gains. The 14th amendment was effectively neutered, the civil rights...
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    Humphrey Assassinated in 1968

    I was getting into the 1968 election today, and two WI's crossed my mind: Both Humphrey and RFK are assassinated before the Democratic National Convention. Does McCarthy get the nomination? Does LBJ re-enter the race and get the nomination? Someone else? Also, what are the effects of a sitting...
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    Capua and Rome Without Hannibal

    By the time of the Second Punic War, Capua began to rival Rome and Carthage in city size, and this led to some friction between the city and Rome, as the Capuans wanted more power in the Roman state proportional to their size and importance. The Romans obviously rejected this and apparently a...
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    WI: Titus Killed At Siege of Jerusalem

    During the Great Jewish Revolt, when the Roman army arrived at Jerusalem, Titus personally scouted ahead with some cavalry to survey the defenses. The defenders saw this and poured out of the gate and scattered the Roman cavalry, leaving Titus, without any armor on, to personally lead the fight...
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    Why Did It Take So Long For Paper To Be Widely Used For Writing?

    Something that baffles me is paper was discovered in China in the 2nd century BCE. While it was used for wrapping, it wasn't widely used for writing until, apparently, the 2nd or 3rd centuries CE. Then it took until the 7th century for it to spread to India, and until the 12th century for India...
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    The Nazarean Emperor

    The Life of Jesus Volusjo By: Paulo of Tarso Translated by: Caio Vidutsjo, University of Taromenjo Press About the Translator Caio Vidutsjo was born in the beautiful town of Napolis. His parents ran a multi-generation long family popina,[1] well known locally for its delicious panis...
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    WI: Stalin Dies In 1928

    On the eve of his 50th birthday, Stalin is shot and killed in December of 1928. How does the ensuing power struggle play out? Could Bukharin and Rykov consolidate power? If so what are the implications for the future of the Soviet Union with Stalin dead before he could complete his purge of the...
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    Effects on Jews if Earlier WW2

    I was thinking recently about the Munich Agreement never happening and World War 2 starting with the Germans invading Czechoslovakia in 1938. This would mean World War 2 would begin before the OTL Kristallnacht later that year. How would Nazi anti-Jewish policy proceed? Given that a war...
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    AHC: Have New Year's Start At Spring Equinox

    The traditional celebration of New Years on January 1st partially comes from the Roman Feast to the God Janus that fell around this time. Otherwise, New Years would often be celebrated around the time of the Spring Equinox at March. Some of this still lingered;Roman consuls would take office in...
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    AHC: President John Glenn

    With no POD earlier than 1964 (allowing for him to win the senate race in that year if you want), have John Glenn become president. I imagine the best time is either 76 or 88 though maybe if you have Ford win in 76, 80 might be a good time too. What would a Glenn presidency look like?
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    AHC/WI: President Salmon P. Chase in 1860

    How can Salmon Chase win the Republican nomination in 1860 over Seward, Bates, and Lincoln, and then go on to win the presidency? What might his presidency look like? It is my understanding that he was actually more radical than Seward, while his rhetoric portrayed him as more moderate than he...
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    WI: Carl Sagan Lives To The Present Day

    I was going through Sagan videos on youtube and pondered this. Say Sagan lives to the present day, what impact does he have on the public? Between his death and the emergence of Tyson, nobody really filled the void he left as the go to "science guy" for the American public. I imagine he might be...
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    Vice President Seward?

    Now, my knowledge of the 1860 Republican convention is lacking, so I may be asking for something that is impossible. Is there any chance that Lincoln could reach a deal with Seward, allowing Seward to run as Lincoln's vice president? I understand Seward was the favorite to win the presidential...
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    WI: Social War Starts In 90 BCE

    IOTL, after the assassination of Drusus, the Italians planned to launch their revolt the following spring, so as to take advantage of the winter to prepare. As it happened, Caepio caught wind up something being up in Asculum, and the inhabitants there, fearing the game was up, killed him and...
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    WI: Yahoo Acquires YouTube

    Yahoo and Google were both in the running to acquire Google in 2006. Apparently, Yahoo and Google executives met with Youtube's founders in a Denny's. Google won out in that meeting, mostly because: But what if, for some reason, YouTube's founders decide to go with Yahoo, and it is Yahoo, and...
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    AHC: Keep Drive-In Theaters Popular

    This is a fun challenge that just popped into my head recently.The first drive in theater opened in Camden, NJ in 1933, and in 1958 the number of drive-in movie theaters reached their peak, at 4,063. As of 2013, there were only 357 left. Your challenge is to not have this decline happen, or at...
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