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  1. British Biscuit

    DBWI: No Zaporozhian Cossacks in the American Revolutionary War?

    O.O.C.: Inspired by this post. I.C.: What if Catherine the Great rebuffed King George's request for Russian troops to ait the British in the American Revolutionary War? What if the Zaporozhian Cossacks never arrived in Boston in the 1775-76 period? How would the War go? What might be the...
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    DBWI: Divided Germany, United Japan

    What if the Big Three had agreed on a different post-WW2 plans for the defeated Axis Powers? Specifically, what if the fates of Germany and Japan were reversed? Germany is divided into a Western-aligned nation and a Soviet-aligned nation while Japan remains whole & undivided. What could bring...
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    Eastern Block Equivalent of the US "Comic Speculator Bubble"?

    As I'm sure many posters might know, the 1990s in America saw the burst of the comic speculator market and the near-collapse of the US comic book industry. Collectors who bought up comics because they thought their value would increase with time suddenly found out that their "investment" was...
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    Cultural Impact of WW1 ending with a Stalemate/Prolonged Cold War?

    As the title says. World War 1 ends in status quo ante bellum followed by a prolonged Cold War between Central Powers and the Entente. How would this impact cultural development, self-identity and various art movements? OTL during and after the Cold War there was/is a notion (albeit one that's...
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    The Bear and Eagle on the Nineveh Plains -- an alt-Middle East Collaborative Timeline

    OK, it's my 1st time trying something like this. Some quick background -- I've recently read Iron Tigers, a middle part of a technothriller trilogy: The 1st book of the trilogy (never read it) was written in 1996 and had Saddam allying with Iran (WTF?) and using chemical weapons in an effort...
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    WI: King of Libya becomes the Caliph?

    Established in the 19th century, the Senussi are/were a Sufi religious order which eventually formed the ruling dynasty in the Kingdom of Libya. In the first few decades of the 20th century, the order was governed by Ahmed Sharif as-Senussi: What if Ahmed Sharif as-Senussi accepts Atatürk's...
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    DBWI: Antisemitism instead of Antilatinism?

    Many in the early Christian Church viewed the crucifixion of Jesus on orders of Pontius Pilate as a sin collectively shared by the whole of the Roman Empire and its people; the subsequent treatment of Christians in the 1st century AD by the Roman authorities did not help improve their image in...
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    DBWI: Stan Lee & Jack Kirby Die on Different Dates?

    Stan Lee was born on December 28, 1922 and died on February 6, 1994 at the age of 71 years old. Jack Kirby was born on August 28, 1917 and died on November 12, 2018 at the ripe old age of 101 years old. What if their dates of death were swapped? Stan Lee dies in 2018 at age of 95 and Kirby...
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    DBWI: Baltic states gain independence, Tannu Tuva becomes part of the Russian Federation?

    There are some clear parallels between Tuva and the Baltic states: they are roughly the same size (land area of 175,015 km² for the 3 Baltic states combined, 170,500 km² in case of Tuva), they all gained independence in the aftermath of WW1 but were all annexed into the USSR in 1940s. Yet upon...
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    AHC: Wank the Albazinians

    The Albazinians were decendants of Russian Cossacks who defected to the Chinese Empire in the Russia-Qing border wars of the 17th century. This Russo-Chinese ethnic group was never large and most Albazinians seem to have lost their unique identity by 20/21st century...
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    Agriculture/Animal Husbandry In a World Judaism is the Dominant Religion?

    I was thinking about how agriculture impacts everything from population growth to local environments to global warming... which made me think of this: Given that Judaism has a bunch of dietary taboos (most famous being "no pork!" & "no shellfish!" but there are others) how would the world &...
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    AHC: War between Iran & Turkmenistan

    One country is a Shia theocracy and "rogue state"(TM) The other has a reputation as "Central Asia's North Korea", complete with a dictator's personality cult. OTL... the two have no major friction and friendly relations. Surprisingly I've never seen any AH or technothriller works exploring a...
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    WI: Portugal wins the Colonial War?

    Despite facing backlash and criticism both at home and abroad over the wars in Angola, Guinea & Mozambique, the Portuguese Armed Forces were reported to have been rather successful on the battlefield in at least 2 out of the 3 theaters...
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    Sān Bushmen & Ancient Egypt?

    So I've been doing a little light reading on the Sān/Bushmen – the unique ethnic/cultural group of traditional hunter gatherers speaking click languages & currently confined to remote areas in southern Africa. From what I've read it seems that experts believe that in the past the Bushmen could...
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    DBWI: Hunnic-Yeniseian language goes extinct?

    One of the largest and most influential language-shifts in global history could be traced back to the invasion of Europe by Attila the Hun. Before the Huns most of Europe spoke various Indo-European tongues with Latin being the prestige language; the Attila's hordes crushed most of the 5th...
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    Did Veterans of Major 19th Century Wars Fight in WW2?

    Just an odd thought that occurred to me the other day: A Prussian born in the 1850s would have been ~20 years old during the Franco-Prussian War. In 1940s that same man would be in his 90s. Similarly, a Russian man born in the early 1860s would be in his late teens during the Russo-Turkish War...
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    WI: Saudi Arabia and U.A.E. succeed in overthrowing the Emir of Qatar?

    Here is an excerpt from last year's Foreign Policy article on the Qatar Crisis: https://foreignpolicy.com/2017/06/05/will-qatars-diplomatic-exile-spark-the-next-great-war-saudi-arabia-trump-iran/ So what if that one tribesman never revealed the plot and the Saudi-U.A.E. backed Qatar...
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