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  1. What If the Fortunes of the 1972 Vice Presidential Tickets were Reversed?

    In 1972 George McGovern's first choice for the Vice-Presidential nominee was R. Sargent Shriver, the Kennedy's Brother-in-Law but he was on a trip to the USSR during the convention and could not be reached. After McGovern was turned down by some big names like Sens. Kennedy, Ribicoff, Muskie...
  2. What if there was no Battle of Gettysburg?

    As I understand it the Battle of Gettysburg was an accidental battle, the plan was for the Army of Northern Virginia to move north to Harrisburg, PA then to Philadelphia and finally to move south to threaten Washington D.C.. The Army of Northern Virginia had stopped in Gettysburg to replenish...
  3. What If the United States won at Wake Island

    While it is near impossible for this to happen, the United States Navy tried to relive the island after the first invasion attempt and only turned back when they found out that the IJN was there first with a superior force. So what if the USN got there first, would the IJN would have been the...
  4. What if Italy knocked out of WW II before invasion of Greece?

    While it is very near impossible for this to happen, what if Italy is defeated in North Africa and East Africa before the planned invasion of Greece in October 1940? Would Mussolini been able to keep power? Would the invasion of Greece still happen? I don't think that Italy would have been able...
  5. What If Reagan flamed out in the 1976 GOP Primaries

    In 1976 Reagan lost the first six contests in the '76 Republican primaries and was almost out of money when he won the North Carolina Primary with a new issue: The Panama Canal Treaty. So if Reagan loses the NC primary would he be able to.run again in 1980?
  6. What if the Allies invaded Southern France in May 1944?

    IOTL Southern France was invaded in August 1944 but it was originally planned to happen at the same time as the Normandy Invasion. So what if the invasion happened before D-Day? The three main problems that Allies would have is: 1) Logistics 2) Logistics, and most importantly: 3) Logistics But...
  7. What would be the effects of earlier U.S. entry in WW II?

    There has lately been some questions about the U.S. getting into WW II earlier but the only way that I can see that it if Hitler and Germany engage in Absolutely Stupid Behavior. As I see it if Germany act aggressively at the outbreak of war by sinking U.S. flagged ships in International...
  8. What If: No NFL-AFL merger

    With Super Bowl 50 being played tomorrow, I wondered if the merger of the two leagues did not happened would there be a repeat of the All-American Football Conference in that three teams (Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns, and the San Francisco 49ers) were absorbed into the NFL? If so, how many...
  9. WI: Symington/Kennedy in 1960

    Sen. Symington (D-MO) was considered to be the second choice for president if the Democrats were deadlocked at the convention but Kennedy got the nomination on the first ballot. With a pod that Symington got in the race earlier and was better organized could he got the nomination and why would...
  10. WI: Better weather in Europe durring WW II

    The weather in Europe during WW II was colder and wetter than usual, so what would happen if the the winter of 1939-1940 was not so cold that it led to the demoralized French army, a later mud season in Operation Babarsosa, a later and less cold winter 1941? There was also in 1943 the rains in...
  11. What if Ronald Reagan did not go in the Army?

    In 1942 Reagan was put on active service but due to his poor eyesight he was put on limited duty and stayed stateside durring the war. But what if he was deemed unfit for service and continues to make movies? With almost all the big male movie stars in uniform this left...
  12. What if Elvis Presley was not drafted?

    I once read somewhere that Col. Tom Parker could have prevented Elvis from being drafted but he let Elvis go in the army so that he could keep control of his career.
  13. What if Lincoln embagos grain to Europe

    For all the talk of "King Cotton" the real story was that in Europe from 1860 to 1865 there was low food harvests that left Europe unable to feed its population and only grain and corn from the United States prevented food shortages. So for all the talk about Great Britain and France...
  14. What if the United States did not boycott the 1980 Moscow Olympics

    What if President Carter did not call for a boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow or if the USOC decided to send a team to march under the Olympic Flag? IOTL the Soviets were not good hosts and the Russian spectators without the Americans being there they were jeering the Poles. Also the...
  15. WI: Disney had money to build own hotel = No Lone Ranger movie

    After Walt Disney built Disneyland he wanted to build a hotel on the property but he had no money to do so. First he asked Art Linkletter but he refused to because he thought Disneyland was going to fail, then Jack Wrather who was a Texas oil man, Hollywood producer and hotel owner who was...
  16. WI: McCain in 2008 "Goes There"

    By the time the 2008 primaries were over, it was obvious that McCain was going to lose in November unless there was a "Game Change". There were many on the far right of the Republican Party who wanted McCain to go with a "Dog Whistle- Code Word" campaign and after the meltdown of the stock...
  17. WI: Barack Obama becomes a Roman Catholic

    After Barack and Michelle met, they joined the United Church of Christ a small mainline Protestant sect. If they became Catholics instead, would there still be accusations that Barack Obama is a"secret muslim"? How would that affect African-American voters? Would his Pro-Choice views bring him...
  18. DBWI: The Dodgers and Giants move to California

    In 1957 the Dodgers were going to move to L.A. and the Giants to San Fransisco when Walter O'Mally suddenly died. The new ownership of the Dodgers went with Robert Mose's plan,became the New York Dodgers and now play at Flushing Meadows Stadium and the Giants went with their original plan and...
  19. WI: July 5th 1863 CSA surrenders

    After the fall of Vicksburg and the the defeat of Lee at Gettysburg Jefferson Davis and the rest of the leadership of the CSA comes to their senses and decides to ask for surrender terms, what can they reasonably expect from the North? Please do not say that Jefferson Davis would not have...
  20. Bloody Saturday: July 21 1991

    Anaheim,CA (AP) Sept 8 1992 Today the Disneyland Park Company announced that it was filing for bankruptcy and it will close Disneyland immediately. The move came as a surprise as customers also known as guests were waiting to go in to the theme park. The theme park company was spun off from the...
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