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  1. What if James K Polk served 2nd term?

    I'm unsure if this was covered before, but as covered by the title, what would a 2nd term of President Polk look like? He is certainly one of the more underrated Presidents, most noted of course for overseeing the territorial expansion of the US in Texas and California, not to mention a...
  2. Russians adopt Islam as state religion instead of Eastern Orthodox

    I'm not sure if this question has been asked, but what circumstances would make it possible for the Rus to adopt Islam as their state religion instead of Eastern Orthodoxy? This has a rather early POD, back in its formative years, but if Islam is adopted, what would a Rus state's relations...
  3. Buddhist Persia

    As the title says above, is there a way for Buddhism to become the dominant, or at the very least, a strong minority religion in Persia? Of course, I suck at creating TL's, but one possibility I could imagine is if say, the Zorastrian Empire collapses due to internal struggle, rather than at...
  4. WI Tito-Stalin Split leads to Soviet invasion of Yugoslavia

    Josip Broz Tito was the only socialist leader in Eastern Europe to openly defy Stalin and largely get away with it. Stalin had taken the matter personally and had sent several assassins to try and kill Tito, which Tito had openly responded: Stop sending people to kill me. We've already...
  5. Nazi economic collapse before WWII

    From my limited understanding of the economics of Nazi Germany, the Nazi economy consisted of the state gearing production toward an eventual war, but one that was ultimately unsustainable in the long run. What type of circumstances could have caused the economy of Nazi Germany to collapse...
  6. Tito killed: Collapse of Yugoslavia after WWII

    Admittedly, I know very little about the history of the Balkans, and what little I know comprises that Tito was the one man who managed to keep Yugoslavia together through the Cold War, and that following his death in 1980 the situation steadily degenerated until the Balkan wars broke out. The...
  7. US continues supporting Sadaam into the 1990s

    Its pretty well known that the US sided with Sadaam's Baath regime in the 1980s in their war against Iran, but of course that ended with the end of the Cold War and then Sadaam's invasion of Kuwait. Could there be a situation instead where the US continues to support Sadaam as an ally after the...
  8. Lincoln loses in 1864, does he keep power nonetheless to preserve union?

    Lets say that for whatever reason, Lincoln were to lose the Presidential election in 1864, and that McCllelan had promised to end the war and in extension, recognize the Confederacy. Faced with the prospect of the US being divided, does Lincoln nonetheless deny McClellan the presidency and...
  9. French Civil War following CP Victory in WWI

    As the title suggests, this scenario details the possibility of France becoming engulfed in a Civil War, or perhaps in something similar to the Paris Commune of 1871, in the wake of a defeat inflicted by the Central Powers following the Great War. This is assuming a scenario in which the US...
  10. Korean re-Unification after end of Cold War

    I'm wondering what the possibility is for Korea to be reunited after the end of the Cold War (late 80s early 90s). With the Kims both having personality cults, it'll probably be hard to pull off, but maybe not out of the realm of all plausibility. What would need to happen to make this plausible?
  11. Gadhafi wins Lybian Civil War

    With Gadhafi dead and burning in hell where he belongs, I nonetheless want to start a thread speculating if Gadhafi's regime could have emerged victorious in the Lybian Civil War. Or how the rebels would still be sequested in Benghazi and Gadhafi having the West firmly under control with an...
  12. General John McCain?

    As the title implies, what if John McCain had stayed in the military after his Vietnam service? What type of officer would he have made, and assuming that the Soviet Union falls on schedule, and the US gets involved in some sort of low-intensity, post-Cold War military action similar to today's...
  13. Soviets don't declare war on Japan near end of WWII

    As the title says, what if the Soviet Union didn't go to war with Japan near the end of WWII? How would east Asia look different without Soviet involvement? What PODs would be necessary for the Soviets not to get involved? Perhaps Germany lasting a few more months into the summer is one...
  14. No Nixon visit to China

    Richard Nixon's visit to China represented, at least in my mind, one of the Greatest Foreign Policy triumphs of the 20th Century, which almost makes up for all of Nixon's other well-documented problems. However, what would have happened had this trip not taken place? What if the US had...
  15. Arabs win 1967 War with Israel

    In truth, I don't see how the Arabs could beat Israel in that they destroy it and set up a pan-Arab state, but frankly everything that could go possibly wrong for the Arabs during that war did go wrong. What if the Israelis had not launched their pre-emptive attack but instead the Arabs had...
  16. Turkey intervenes in Nagorno-Karabakh War

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagorno-Karabakh_War One of the most little known conflicts in the 20th century was the Nagorno-Karabakh War, which took place between 1988-1994, in which massacres were perpetuated on both sides. Admittedly, I know nothing of the conflict that took place, but what...
  17. Islamic China

    As the title says, how would it be possible for Islam to become the major dominant religion in mainland China and is adopted by the Han Chinese? I won't put any specific date, but lets say that Islam would arrive during the late Tang or the early Song Dynasty. One way I think Islam in China...
  18. Qianlong Emperor accepts MaCartney mission

    The Macartney mission was Great Britain's initial attempt to gain commercial access to China in 1793, however the Qianlong Emperor rejected the envoy, saying that China already had everything that it needed and basically told Macartney to shove it. China paid dearly for this years later, as it...
  19. Medieval II Total War

    I bought this game last summer, and personally, I can say that it is my favorite RTS game of all time. What I particularly like about the Total War series games, is that there is both a campaign map, and then there is a battle phase. So far, I have completed a Grand Campaign with the Holy...
  20. T-virus outbreak in WWII

    (Edit: I remade this thread in the ASB section, so therefore this thread should be deleted.)
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