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  1. Julius Vogel

    British UDI Military Intervention 1966

    We've been speculating elsewhere in the forum about whether UK military intervention would be opposed after UDI which made me wonder how practical military intervention would be on the part of the British. I assume somewhere there is a box of plans written by the specialists but without opening...
  2. Julius Vogel

    Lebanon doesn't join 48 War

    Is there any easy way not to involve Lebanon in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and if so, how does that affect relations between the two countries in the period afterwards? I'd assume if Israel still largely ended up as per OTL, then Lebanon would have a reasonable influx of Palestinian refugees...
  3. Julius Vogel

    1930s Intelligence

    I was wondering if anyone had a good idea of how extensive or sophisticated the various Great Powers intelligence networks were across the world during the 1930s prior to WW2, Axis or Allies, outside of the main warzones. I'm particularly interested in what the later Axis powers had or knew...
  4. Julius Vogel

    Trans Siberian Railroad

    One of the many WW1 WI/PODs is that somehow the Straits remain open or are forced open, thus allowing Russia to trade via the Black Sea, which could help assuage economic and social pressures. Anyway, one alternative to this option is the TS Railroad, which was newly built at the start of the...
  5. Julius Vogel

    Airborne refuelling before WW2

    I was thinking about practical minor technical PODS for WW2 and was wondering about airborne refuelling. Now, my cursory understanding of the topic, as supplemented by Wikipedia, suggests that there had been a few experiments in the West (US, France and Britain) from the end of WW1 to the start...
  6. Julius Vogel

    WW2 WI: Australian manufacturing

    There are many different PODs/WI for better British Commonwealth performance generally and especially in the Pacific/SW Asian theatres, given the multitude of issues that beset Britain, Australia, NZ and other allies. But in the spirit of all of those innumerable Smart Hitler Prepares German...
  7. Julius Vogel

    Roman Canals in Gaul

    As we all know, Roman PODs are popular here, so I thought I would add mine to the list. I became interested in the idea of Roman construction of canals in Gaul a while ago when visiting Provence but never really looked into it any further. It seems that navigation (rather than say...
  8. Julius Vogel

    Falklands War WI

    Now, as we all know, there was a military campaign in the South Atlantic sometime in the early 1980s. This is a reasonably well known and appreciated fact in this forum. What is less well known is New Zealand's part in the conflict, or, more correctly, lack of a role in this conflict...
  9. Julius Vogel

    Searching for Sealion

    It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of an AH.com account, must be in want of a Sea-Lion thread. I would wager that it is in fact the alpha and omega of our fine community. But this truth conceals a sickness which must be addressed, that being, the need for...
  10. Julius Vogel

    1948 SA Election: Smuts Wins. What next?

    The 1948 South African election is often seen as one of the more important elections of the 20th century, in at least that it led creation of the formal apartheid system after the unseating of the victorious wartime ministry of Jan Smuts. Then of course everything else past that. The results...
  11. Julius Vogel

    Jewish Rhodesia

    Apologies for the title, it is a little misleading! In the various threads about South Africa, Rhodesia and alternative pre Holocaust Jewish Homelands it has become apparent to me that the Jewish population of Rhodesia, North and South, was higher than I would have expected. With roughly...
  12. Julius Vogel

    Italian Ethiopia if Italy does not join WW2

    In pdf's thread about the use of sickles in Northern France by immigrant labour cadres, 1940-1941, the topic of Ethiopia has come up. I don't want to divert too much from that thread so here is a separate one. In his thread, the German advance into Western Europe bogs down quickly, enough...
  13. Julius Vogel

    Sucessful German Invasion of Norway

    As we know, the Nazi invasion of Germany in 1940 was, operationally, a success, even if the long term strategic wisdom is less clear. German planning worked rather well and Norwegian planning did not, or perhaps, more correctly, the Norwegians did not take the threat as seriously as they should...
  14. Julius Vogel

    Soviet Nuclear Targets - New Zealand

    We have been discussing this in one of the P&S threads and I think perhaps it is a bit of a diversion (since the thread in question actually relates to Australia), so here is a separate thread for discussion. I recall some time ago (probably a decade or so ago) hearing news stories that...
  15. Julius Vogel

    Plausibility Check: Early 19th Century Colony

    We were discussing New Zealand in the 19th century without the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, or some-other close British settlement, sovereignty or control. It isn't particularly relevant to this thread, but I speculated that if another power or group was able to plant a colony or two in the South...
  16. Julius Vogel

    Britain Surrenders WI: US forces in NZ

    In another thread about PODs I suggested a POD where the US 1st Marine Division finds itself stationed in New Zealand where the NZ government, either by itself, or following the lead of Britain/Australia has surrendered or is contemplating peace. The US will not be contemplating peace. What...
  17. Julius Vogel

    US-UK relations WI

    So, what do we think about whether or not it would be possible to develop a really close UK-US relationship during the late 19th century? What kind of POD would we need? The Confederates inadvertently attacking British ships and then it spiralling into war on the side of the Unionists...
  18. Julius Vogel

    Wider Welsh Revival across Britain

    There have been a few random mentions of Welsh in various timelines of late and so I got to thinking, would it be possible to find some sort of POD where, hearkening to various other language revivals, Romanticism etc or the like, we could create a minor Welsh revival in say England at any point...
  19. Julius Vogel

    Your ideal late 1930s Commonwealth Military

    So, in the spirit of the "Your ideal Luftwaffe" thread, how would you plan the military affairs of the various British Dominions in the late 1930s? 1. War with Germany or Japan seems increasingly likely. How that will affect each dominion will vary. 2. Britain is rearming but likely to be...
  20. Julius Vogel

    No Kruger Presidency past 1893

    So, I am interested to see where we think South Africa and the World would have ended up if Paul Kruger, for whatever reason, did not stay President past the 1893 election. He could lose, refuse to stand, retire, travel or die, but for whatever reason, someone else wins. Why the 1893...
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