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  1. Vidal

    TLIAW: Against the Grain

    Against the Grain An Improvisational TLIAW by @Enigma-Conundrum @Oppo @Vidal @Wolfram From Wolfram: Henry Agard Wallace gets a bad rap in alternate history, and it's only mostly his fault. Son of a successful farm journalist and Secretary of Agriculture, Wallace brought modern biology to bear...
  2. WI: Soviets drop a Nuclear Bomb in the Late 60's

    If this belongs in asb I'll ask to move it but while this scenario is improbable I don't believe it's impossible. What would happen if Brezhnev approves dropping a single nuclear bomb on enemy combatants in his early rule? It'd have to be something like Prague having an outright revolution or a...
  3. ajdb0614

    Potential impacts of the A-bomb being dropped over Germany

    Something I've been wondering for awhile lately, but let's say that for whatever reason either the lab in Los Alamos somehow manages to put together Trinity earlier or/and the Nazis (probably by sheer dumb miraculous luck) somehow manage to last just long enough to justify the "Germany First"...
  4. No WWI, which nation or empire do you think would develop the A-bomb first ?

    As the title says, and do you think they will use it to impose their will on the rest of the world, or it will become common knowledge among the world physicians as they exchange ideas ?
  5. jhuro

    When could a Red Germany build an atomic bomb?

    Let's say the 1919 German revolution succeeds, with the Entente too cash-strapped exhausted to stop both Germany and Russia from going communist. During the interwar period the Germans and Soviets intervene in Poland and Hungary, and by the late 30s another world war breaks out, with them...
  6. Terranical

    What's the population of the world if the Cuban Missile Crisis went hot?

    How realistic would the population be if the Cuban Missile Crisis escalated to a Global War which then became a Nuclear War, killing millions of people. Realistically the USSR would fall but the USA would survive but losing majority of it's population, basically losing it's economy and etc...
  7. The Atomic bombing of Germany 1945

    There have been many threads discussing what if an atomic bomb was ready and used against Nazi Germany. I even started a discussion for planning a vignette on the subject. Finally I have come up with a story of a nuclear attack against Germany in February 1945. There have been many discussions...
  8. RiverDelta

    WI: The US exploits the nuclear monopoly to bomb the USSR

    What if the United States used its brief period of complete nuclear supremacy to stop the Cold War before it really started by absolutely annihilating the Soviet Union in nuclear fire? I don't advocate that this is a good idea, but people did suggest it at the time, so I'm wondering what would...
  9. WI: Nazi Germany is nuked?

    Supposing that the Nazis manage to delay the inevitable long enough for the Americans to nuke them, what would the effects of this action be? What would the list of potential targets look like, assuming Allied armies haven't entered Germany yet? Would Japan surrender preemptively in the face of...
  10. Is atomic weaponry inevitable?

    I did a search for the topic, but couldn't find anything decent. The question is fairly simple; is it inevitable that the atomic bomb will eventually come into existence? If so, why? If not, when is the right time to try and prevent it? Obviously, leave all personal thoughts and feelings...
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