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  1. DBWI: Stephen King survives

    In 1999, American writer Stephen King was hit by a van while on a walk. He died right after being brought to the hospital. At the time of his death, King had written several novels and short stories, of which the Dark Tower series is considered his magnum opus, although part of this success is...
  2. DBWI: Quentin Roosevelt dies

    Yesterday I was watching a documentary about president Quentin Roosevelt (The Lion and the Eagle, by Reginald Moore. If you're never heard of it, give it a look. It's really well done). In an old interview from the early 50s, filmed right after the end of his fourth and last term, Roosevelt...
  3. DBWI: No Romero's Resident Evil

    The Resident Evil movie series by George Romero is one of the luckiest franchises ever, with 6 movies, two spinoff TV series, and millions of fans all over the world. However, when Romero proposed his script to Capcom, they almost rejected it. Thankfully they went along with it, but what if they...
  4. DBWI: President Washington, traitor Arnold

    George Washington and Benedict Arnold are two polar opposites of American history. The former is a traitor who almost managed to sell his country to the British, possibly the most hated man in American history, while the latter is regarded as one of the fathers of the modern United States, whose...
  5. DBWI: Marvel doesn't buy DC

    The biggest event in the modern history of comics is undoubtedly Marvel's 1984 acquisition of DC Comics. At first the two superhero universes were kept separate. And then, in 1988, there was the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" event, by Kurt Busiek and George Perez, which saw a merge of the two...
  6. DBWI: A succesful MCU

    Over the years, Marve tried more than once to produce movies and tv shows based on their characters. And aside from two notable exceptions (the Old Man Logan movie starring Clint Eastwood and the Exiles tv series), these projects were total failures. Unlike DC or Image, Marvel never managed to...
  7. DBWI: No Lovecraft presidency

    Howard Philips Lovecraft is one of the most divisive individuals in American history. Some people love and respect him, while others hate his guts. However, it can't be denied that he has left a deep and lasting legacy not just in America, but in the international political landscape as well...
  8. DBWI: No Pope Hitler

    Pope John XXIII, aka Adolf Hitler, is undoubtedly the most beloved Pope of the 20th century. His diplomatic work helped ease the tensions between the United States and the European Federation, he personally supervised the creation of the state of Israel, and brought closer the various Christian...
  9. DBWI: Jack the Ripper choses different targets

    This is something I've always wondered: would it change anything, if Jack the Ripper had chosen different targets? If he had killed commoners instead of nobles? Or even if he hadn't killed the Queen?
  10. DBWI: Superhero comics were more popular

    As of late, comic books' popularity has been on the rise. Thousands of thousands of fans all over the world gather to their local comic shop to read about their favorite characters. Of all the genres, noir and historical drama are the most popular. However, there is one kind of comic that never...
  11. DBWI: The Franks settle elsewhere

    During the twilight of the Western Roman Empire, many barbarian tribes started to settle into Roman territories. Among them, the Franks, who took residence in the northern Italian territories and formed the core of what would later become the Kingdom of Italy, which as of today is one of the...
  12. DBWI: No Desilu

    OOC: Inspired by 'That wacky redhead', by Brainbin. In 1986, during an interview with Barbara Walters, Lucille Ball declared that she'd once thought of selling Desilu, her production studio, to Paramount, but changed her mind after a dream where actress Carole Lombard advised her against it...
  13. DBWI: What if Manson had never been president

    Today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Charles Manson, one of the worst US presidents ever, if not the worst. During his two terms, he managed to make international relationships worse and almost started a second civil war. It was because of his charisma that he was reelected, but in...
  14. DBWI: What if Italy had become a republic

    In 1946, right after WW2, the Italians held a referendum to decide whether to keep the monarchy or become a republic. The results were mixed: most people in the south voted for the monarchy, while in the north they choose the republic. In the end, the nation was divided in two countries: the...
  15. DBWI: No Great Roman Wall

    How would today's world be different if Emperor Trajan hadn't ordered to build a wall on the eastern European border of the Roman Empire?
  16. DBWI: What if Hefner had chosen a different path

    Hugh Hefner is remembered for being one of the most prominent priests of the Methodist Church. In one of his last interviews before his death, he said that, when he was young, he'd briefly considered becoming a journalist. So, what if he had pursued that career?
  17. DBWI: Britain and Italy reversed

    This is something that I've always wondered: what if Britain and Italy were reversed, geologically speaking? What if Britain was an island and Italy a peninsula?
  18. DBWI: What if Victor Emmanuel hadn't been killed

    I've been reading a book about the history of the House of Savoy, the Italian royal house. There was a chapter about the short reign of Victor Emmanuel III, who was killed in 1912 by an anarchist named Antonio D'alba. So I began to think: what if D'alba had missed his target? How would today's...
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