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  1. New England Goes it Alone

    AH Challenge: With a point of divergence no earlier than the February 11, 1763, create a situation in which the New England colonies (incl. Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont [although, at the time, it wasn't technically a "colony"], and New Hampshire) and/or New York/New...
  2. The Battle of Manassas Juction

    I’d like to revive and, partially, rework a timeline that I began over on the old board. Please excuse the creation of another thread on the Civil War. Personally, I think this timeline is worth looking into. Introduction In July of 1861, the United States Army engaged its Confederate...
  3. A Loose Bandage - McKinley Lives!

    A Loose Bandage Pt. 0 Introduction "A Loose Bandage" is the newest and, hopefully, final reincarnation of a previous, failed alternate timeline beginning with the botched assassination of the 25th President of the United States, William McKinley. The history of "A Loose Bandage"...
  4. An Inspiration for History - McKinley Lives!

    ----- PART I: William McKinley ----- 1901 History and Politics: - September 5: (POD) Leon F. Czolgosz is arrested by the Buffalo (NY) Police Department for public drunkenness. By the time Czolgosz is released from jail, President William McKinley has long since returned to Washington...
  5. Not a Conventional CSA-wins Thread

    What if, rather than firing on Fort Sumter, the Confederacy had filed a lawsuit against the US government for the right to secession, thereby making their independence legal and preventing the Civil War? Now, I assume that such a case would, eventually, be brought before the United States...
  6. What If Aaron Burr Had Missed?

    ---------- What If Aaron Burr Had Missed? By Thomas Fleming ---------- Mr. Fleming is the author of DUEL: ALEXANDER HAMILTON, AARON BURR, AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICA. The book has been praised as the definitive account of the famous duel. Mr. Fleming is a member of the corporate board of HNN...
  7. WI: Viable Third Party

    What if... A viable third party (does not have to be a historical party) broke into the spotlight? Say, there's a party of the North, West, and South. Each receive fairly substantial portions of the electoral college (enough so that it is thrown into the House). How many times would...
  8. George III Died in 1769

    What if George III died in 1769, at the age of 31? How does the British government respond to his death? I honestly don't know the trappings of the British monarchy. How does it work? Does his seven year old son become the King with a brother becoming Regent? How do the next twenty years...
  9. Different Author - Declaration of Independence

    In May of 1775, it was Richard Henry Lee, a delegate from Virginia and probably the best orator in the Continental Congress, who put forth the motion to declare complete independence from Britain. In OTL, it was Lee who was to write the Declaration of Independence, as well. However, the next...
  10. Gulf War II - Punishment of Saudi Arabia

    Okay. It's September 12, 2001. How best could the United States (ignoring personal ties between the President and the Saudi Royal Family) punish Saudi Arabia for the acts committed by its citizens? Would there be a full-scale invasion? Would the US simply support a coup of some sort? Would...
  11. Grant's Commanders Don't Ignore Him...

    Yeah, it's another Civil War thread, but please try to hang in there 'til the end. On June 3, 1864, Confederate and Union forces clashed at the Battle of Cold Harbor. Grant, having received heavy reinforcement, brought 105,000 men (the bulk of the Army of the Potomac) onto the field. Lee had...
  12. Protectionist USA

    I was recently in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. As most of you probably know, Bethlehem was once home to the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, at one time one of the largest producers of steel in the USA. Now, in Bethlehem, the factory remains, running for nearly three miles along the river, a ghost of...
  13. Coup d'etat in the US

    Was a coup d'etat possible at any given moment in the history of the USA? When is a possible POD? How would it have developed? How about a plausible scenario in which a President could seize dictatorial powers? I'd prefer if the scenarios did not begin with a nuclear holocaust in the US or...
  14. AH Challenge: Reunite the US and the UK

    In either the 19th or 20th centuries, reunify the United States and the United Kingdom. This may be caused by war, but it may not be the result of a war (in other words, neither nation can conquer the other, it has to be achieved peacefully). The nation must either have a stable, democratic...
  15. Lincoln's Assassination - in 1861

    Abraham Lincoln was travelling by train to the capital for the inaugural ceremonies in 1861. A guard assigned to the president-elect, Allan Pinkerton, uncovered a plot to kill Lincoln when the train arrived at the Calvert Street Station in Baltimore. He convinced Lincoln to leave the train early...
  16. Cold War Map Challenge

    Anyone want to take a shot at how the world ended up breaking into factions like this following WWII? Notes: - The NA, the UES, and the Moscow Pact are international treaty organizations. - The CAAS and China are single nations. - The NA and CAAS are generally allied. - The UES and...
  17. Multi-Nation America

    Can anyone offer a POD after the American Revolution for the formation of a nation out of (at least) Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin? Extra states from will get you extra points, but the nation may not consist of more than seven of OTL states. Right now, I'm leaning towards the Toledo War*...
  18. President Robert A. Taft: 1952

    What if… In May of 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower suffers a heart attack and dies. Now, with the Republican Convention only two months away, two candidates emerge from the pack: The first is “Mr. Republican,” Robert A. Taft. Taft has dominated the Republican Party for nearly ten years...
  19. A Different Cold War

    Presidents of the United States (since 1945) 32. Franklin D. Roosevelt (d.) (1945) D – NY 33. Henry A. Wallace (r.) (1945-1947) D – IA 34. James M. Curley (1947-1949) D – MA 35. Robert A. Taft (d.) (1949-1953) R – OH 36. John F. Dulles (1953-1959) R – DC 37. Goodwin J. Knight...
  20. Second American Civil War - 1993

    My goal was to create a (relatively) plausible situation which could lead to a confrontation between a state (or a group of states, in this case) and the United States federal government in the 1990s. Hopefully, I have achieved a story which is at least possible, if not plausible or likely. So...
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