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  1. Allied Navies and Merchant Shipping Smoking Ban WWII

    After seeing a Battle of the Atlantic special last night where an entire convoy was found thanks to a smoking sailor, I wonder if there was any effort to ban cigarettes entirely and replace them with issues of snuff or chewing tobacco to avoid creating a light.
  2. Soviet-Japan WI

    What if one of the things negotiated in the Non-Aggression Pact was to sell Japan oil? Would Russia have enough oil to maintain its forces and continue to sell oil to Japan for high profits after Barbarossa? That would potentially greatly weaken the case for attacking US interests and would get...
  3. Torpedo Boat Carriers

    This is very off the cuff, but could an early 1910s or alternately WWII-era navy create a torpedo boat carrier designed to be the ultimate surface commerce raider. Say design the ship to carry 6-8 torpedo boats and more than enough supplies to keep them going in Oceanic combat? Now clearly a...
  4. AHC: All German Forces to the Western Front

    It's a fairly common notion of Valkyrie timelines and OTL to an extent where the German forces primarily defend against the Red Army in the East. Is there any post-Barbarossa situation where Germany would instead dread the West at all costs and focus all attention on the West? Bonus points if...
  5. Pykrete Demonstration for Project Habakkuk Accidentally Kills FDR or Churchill in 1943

    In 1943, Lord Mountbatten demonstrated the bulletproof nature of the sawdust-water mix of pykrete for project Habakkuk. Both Roosevelt and Churchill were present. When he fired his gun, the bullet supposedly ricocheted and lodged in Admiral King's leg. Besides the massive egg on the face of...
  6. AHC: France Punished after WWII

    Is there any realistic way for (1) the Allies collectively or (2) Western Allies only to punish the French for the Vichy regime and Nazi collaboration after the War? Bonus points if you do it in a way that doesn't drive France into the Soviet arms. I'm thinking it'd be a combination of a much...
  7. Canaris Actually a Double Agent

    We know the Abwehr was both (1) deep in league with the Nazi Resistance, (2) was nearly useless as an intelligence agency for Hitler, and (3) never got even one agent into Britain that wasn't captured, executed, or turned into a double agent. In addition, they believed hook, line, and sinker...
  8. What if No Scarlet Pimpernel

    The Scarlet Pimpernel is a very influential work that's influenced everything from the modern superhero secret identity concept to helping inspire Raoul Wallenburg to undertake his incredible efforts to save the Hungarian Jewish population. Particularly notable is the concept of the highly...
  9. Argentina WI

    What is the best outcome for Argentina at the end of the 20th Century? At the start of the 20th Century, it was one of the top 10 developed economies in the world, and now it is in the relative ash can. Is there any way for it to become a regional power sufficient to challenge the US without...
  10. SW Prequel Trilogy Reboot?

    Is there any chance the Prequel Trilogy of Star Wars would get rebooted after Lucas dies (or even sooner) to provide a more coherent, superior prequels?
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