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  1. TLIAH: This Fair Land

    TLIAH = Timeline in an hour. Starting from now (10pm GMT), I will try to write, research and post a mini-timeline, in under an hour. I don't expect to succeed and, even if I finish, it won't be anything good, so this is more than an exercise really - but might be fun. First update incoming.
  2. Plausibility Check: Bobby Darin goes into politics

    OK, so I was reading about Bobby Darin (the guy who sang the good version of Beyond the Sea). Turns out he was actually a pretty ardent supporter of the Democrats and had an obsession with RFK, even helping out with Kennedy's campaign in 1968. RFK's assassination combined with the revelation...
  3. WI: The Black Thursday Crash doesn't recover?

    On Thursday 6th of May, 2010, the US stock market lost over 1000 points (about 9% of total value) in 20 minutes, only to rapidly recover the same day. But what if it doesn't, and the stock market continues to tumble? Could any form of government intervention prevent a collapse of the stock...
  4. Freizeit's Map Depositorium/Request Hub

    WARNING: BIG-ASS IMAGES I've been starting to get into cartography, and I'm looking to try and improve my skills and hopefully make something that looks relatively decent for pen and pencil work. However, I'm reluctant to spend time thinking up detailed alternate history scenarios and anything...
  5. WI: The British defend the Channel Islands

    In June 1940, the British decided to abandon the Channel Islands to the Nazis because they held no strategic importance. But what if Churchill decides not to let the Nazis occupy British territory and insists that the islands hold out? How long could they be defended for? What would be the...
  6. AHC: Canals still widespread in the British Isles

    This is a tricky one. With a POD of 1700, your mission is to create a Britain where the canal system is not only still around, it's also the major form of goods transportation. Bonus points if no apocalyptic events are involved, and even more points if Britain is still in the top ten global...
  7. Challenge: A British City-State

    Your challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to create a fully independent, internationally recognised city-state in the British Isles with a POD no later than the 1st of January 1900. Bonus points if the city-state isn't London and has more than one million people.
  8. AHC: Britphilia in America?

    Inspired by this thread: https://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=224067 Is it possible to replace the obsession that "weeaboos" in America have with Japanese culture with that of British culture? Of course, it would probably be a small-scale phenomenon like in OTL...
  9. Plausibility Check: Lamarckism as an accepted scientific theory?

    If Darwin (and by extension his theory of natural selection) is butterflied, would it be possible for Lamarckism to take its place? What would be the consequences of this?
  10. Challenge: Have all of the Wonders of the World survive, except the Pyramids

    OK, AH.com, your challenge (should you chose to accept it) is to have six of the Seven Wonders of the World to survive until the present day. These wonders are: Hanging Gardens of Babylon Statue of Zeus at Olympia Temple of Artemis at Ephesus Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus Colossus...
  11. DBWI: Plausibility Check: Ted Kennedy doesn't run for the Presidency

    I was thinking about writing a timeline where space travel didn't become widespread, and I think the best way to do this is to prevent Ted Kennedy from becoming President in 1972. However, I want him to survive so I'm not going to have him die in the 1964 plane crash. Instead, I'm thinking of...
  12. Plausibility Check: Earliest Nuclear Weaponry

    I'm brainstorming ideas for my first TL, and I've begun to wonder about the plausibility of having nukes earlier that OTL with a POD of around the fifteenth century, involving a much more enthusiastic colonisation if the New World. I know next to nothing about the actual materials, calculations...
  13. Plausability Check: Asteroid Impact

    Ignoring the butterflies, what's the maximum size of an asteroid impact that the human race could plausibly survive? Bonus points if the impact leaves most of the global ecology intact. I don't care where it hits or when. http://simulator.down2earth.eu/
  14. East African State?

    Recently, I've been thinking about writing a Kenyawank TL, and I began to wonder whether it was plausible for Britain to liberate Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe as a single nation? The POD would be Germany sending Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck to...
  15. Fractured Kingdom - A British Civil War

    How could the United Kingdom collapse into civil war by 1990? I'm planning to write a timeline, but I thought I'd ask you guys for a point of departure - many hands make light work! :o My initial idea was an assassinated Thatcher followed by rigged elections and nationalist fever, but that's...
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