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  1. The Skeena and Yukon Route

    This idea popped into my head while I was driving and I thought I'd type it up quick. Sources are my Very Good Brain plus wikipedia for checking dates, so don't expect deep historical rigor here. In particular, I am not in any way a railway nerd, so the train enthusiasts here may have a lot of...
  2. Japanese Invasion of Pearl Harbor

    A scenario from the Internet: https://navy-matters.blogspot.com/2019/04/japanese-invasion-of-pearl-harbor.html All credit belongs to ComNavOps. I copied the post in its entirety for ease of discussion, but please check out the author's blog. Here’s another ‘what if’ version of history: what...
  3. Marine Corps in the Mekong Delta

    One of the things often used to point out the absurdity of the U.S. effort in Vietnam is that the U.S. Army created a special joint task amphibious force with the Navy while the Marine Corps ignored their amphibious roots and fought in the most mountainous part of Vietnam. The reason for that...
  4. New World Order: Marine Corps

    @Matt @Matt @Matt For background, POD is around 1990. The most significant change is that Saddam Hussein is killed in the immediate aftermath of Operation Desert Storm, necessitating a full-scale occupation of Iraq by US, British, and French forces. The occupation is much less bloody and...
  5. New World Order Navy (major surface combatants)

    Third in a series of alternate 1990's Navy threads. The last were: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/air-wing-for-an-american-cvl-post-cold-war.428535/ https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/a-helicopter-for-the-usmc.428328/ Anyway, for a bit of background the POD is a...
  6. Unionist ideology

    Thought the whole discussion deserved to move from a thread about Thomas the Tank Engine in Chat (yes, really) and to where it could be discussed more productively. Unionism isn’t my idea, to be clear, that was something Ian wrote 20 years ago. So how could a Unionist government come to be...
  7. Breaking up Germany in 1945

    I've only read about the postwar occupation of Germany in passing, so correct me if I'm wrong on anything here. Was breaking up Germany into smaller states that couldn't threaten Europe in the future ever on the table in 1945? I know that West Germany was formed because the Allies wanted a...
  8. France Fights On - What if Indochina resists?

    Not specifically referring to the "La France continue la guerre" timeline that exists in a couple forms online, but a generic scenario where French colonial governments maintain a strong alliance with Britain after the fall of France. One thing that hasn't really been picked over to my...
  9. USMC adopts OV-1 Mohawk

    The OV-1 Mohawk was developed in the late 1950's as a joint service replacement for the Cessna O-1 "Bird Dog" observation aircraft. The plane was developed as a naval aircraft capable of operating from CVE carriers and even as a floatplane, but the Marines ultimately never bought into the...
  10. I picked up A World Of Difference today

    How much am I going to regret it?
  11. Air wing for an American CVL (post Cold War)

    Introduction could be copied from my "A Helicopter for the USMC" thread: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/a-helicopter-for-the-usmc.428328/ I'm plunging the depths of my own ignorance quite deeply here. Anyway, for a bit of background the POD is a long messy Iraq occupation...
  12. A helicopter for the USMC

    Rather than finish up the Army parts of my Alternate New World Order TL, I dove deep into an area I admittedly know very little about and started looking into Naval and Air Force procurement. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do with the USMC, but I'm starting to run into areas where I...
  13. Pacific Thalassocracy

    No, the Polynesians don't count. Bear with me... Someone mentioned 1421 the other day and it got me thinking. While China from the Tang dynasty on probably had the capability to visit and trade throughout the Pacific Rim, its tendency to be a large centralized state makes Chinese colonization...
  14. The Four Directions (teaser, of sorts)

    In what would be the center of a great continent-spanning empire somewhen, 500 years in the future and many steps sideways, a priest resplendent in feathered robes ascended the stone steps of the greatest of many earthen mounds to greet the dawn. To the east he looked, his face turned to the...
  15. I read a Harry Turtledove book last night

    It was really bad.
  16. An alternate New World Order: beta

    This timeline is still sketchy, but the idea of it is a radically different reorganization of the United States Army following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The POD is in 1988, but the first significant event is a coup in Iraq following Operation Desert Shield which necessitates a...
  17. Map Thread VIII

    Continued from https://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=170182 I'd like this thread to have an informative first post, so PM me any suggestions for links or tutorials to put in this post.
  18. Denmark-Hanover and Sweden-Brandenburg

    I have a half-conceived TL with a POD sometime in the late 16th century in which two of the main European powers are Denmark-Hanover and Sweden-Brandenburg. The exact nature of the unions isn't important, whether they are two kingdoms in personal union or the German territory is incorporated...
  19. What if Nazi invasion of Britain in 1940?

    According to wikipedia, the Nazis had a plan to invade Britain in 1940, but suspended it in favor of isolating Britain and preparing for their invasion of the Soviet Union. What if Hitler had gone ahead with it?
  20. Increased Settlement of French North America/No Revolution?

    No French Revolution, that is. What is the plausibility of some sort of French equivalent of the Highland clearances to reduce population pressure by settling more people from overpopulated regions of France in French North America?
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