alternate culture

  1. AHC: Cultural differences between U.S. states similar to that between Arab countries

    With a POD no earlier than 1776, and the U.S. having the same borders as OTL, how could the cultural differences between the states in the United States be about as wide as the cultural differences between Arab countries? Some states for example would have dialects largely unintelligible to...
  2. Petike

    Photos from Alternate Worlds II (read FAQ first)
    Threadmarks: Welcome ! (Introduction)

    The original Photos from Alternate Worlds, started by Tetsu in 2005, was one of the first major threads on to deal with "media from alternate worlds" as its premise. After more than 12 years (!), that thread reached the end of its life with nearly 500 pages of content and has been closed...
  3. GauchoBadger

    Culture in a Hitler-less World

    A little question based on pop culture and culture overall. In a world without Hitler and without an european WWII, what are your most confident thoughts for differences in TTL's culture, at least for a short time frame after Hitler's supposed death in prison or whatever? The ones i can mostly...
  4. Petike

    Cultural WI: ATL Hippie movements (and analogues) created elsewhere than the US

    What are some factors behind the kickstarting of hippie-like movements elsewhere than the US ? Under what particular circumstances could such movements be created in various parts of the world ? Given that I'm posting this in the After 1900 forum, the timeframe is 20th century, for simplicity's...
  5. Petike

    Challenge: Socially liberal authoritarianism

    I know the idea sounds like an oxymoron at face value, but let's not be lazy and try to imagine how such a regime or society could come into existence. Because this is, we've made weirder concepts work in the past. Basically, my general idea is that we have a state/regime which is very...
  6. Petike

    Analogues of the Western genre in alternate timelines ?

    Exactly what it says on the tin. Do you think such genres would crop up even in wildly divergent timelines ? The themes about "exploring and colonizing the unknown frontier" are certainly timeless and the romanticism and adventure of the Wild West/Wild Outback/Wild Siberia mythos of OTL provides...