cold war

  1. Could A Sino-American War Have Started During The Cold War?

    As my title suggested, how could a war between the PRC and the US start ? How it would go?
  2. KingOnTheEdge

    No USSR: Ramifications For American Politics?

    It seems pretty safe to say that the U.S and the Soviet Union were made more extreme by each other's existence and political hostility. It is, after all, harder to focus the propaganda on tyranny when one is backing several dictatorships as well and working (somewhat) with franco. But, say that...
  3. the Imperium of Canada

    WI: Disastrous 1980s for America

    Inspired by @Mad Bad Rabbit's post on the Any Conceivable Way to Prevent Reagan Revolution in the 1980s? thread from a few years back. So suppose that in a admittedly rather unlikely chain of events the United States accidentally nuked itself and is effectively dealing with something akin to...
  4. DBWI: Different Cold War?

    In OTL the cold war has been going between the communist east (China, Japan, Korea, etc.) versus the capitalist west (USA, Britain, Brazil, etc.). How could we get a drastically different cold war? Could Russia be involved instead of them being isolationist?
  5. GameBawesome

    History Discussion: Who had the effective at Espionage during the Cold War?

    The Cold War, where the USA and the USSR played the world like a geopolitical chessboard. An Ideological struggle between Communism and Capitalism. Besides total nuclear annihilation, and proxy wars, one of the famous things from the Cold-War was espionage. Various counter-intelligence agencies...
  6. What if Japan had been split into two countries after WWII?

    This is a collaboration with Ameck16: After Japan surrendered after World War II, the country was placed under Allied occupation. The country was divided into four zones, looking very similar as to how Germany was divided in the aftermath of the war. One section of Japan was under United...
  7. JustStars

    Due Opposition - Capitulation Over Cuba
    Threadmarks: Chapter Null - Intrologue

    “...According to our sources, the Blockade on the Isle of Cuba is at and end. We will bring you more information as it comes in” News Coverage, October 30th “The Cuban Missile Crisis’ resolution precipitated a collapse of confidence that shook the Kennedy administration to its core…” Loch...
  8. NyQuil

    DBWI:If FDR ran in the 1944 election?

    President Franklin D Roosevelt was close to running for a record 4th term in 1944 before he of course decided not to due to the advice from his doctors. FDR’s popularity of course led Vice President Henry Wallace to get the nomination despite a strong challenge from Missouri Senator Harry...
  9. What if the US had launched a relatively small scale nuclear strike against the USSR in the early 1960's ?

    I decided to start a new thread for this (rather than work this into the current thread re Soviet Bombers and Submarines in Cuba.) What if the US had finalized plans to attack approximately 88 "Designated Ground Zeros" (some of which apparently encompassed more than one target) in the USSR...
  10. Marc Pasquin

    Our Man In Middle Europe (OMIME)

    While watching some old British spy flicks, I though about the fact that while you did have some individual members of the security council doing spying and influencing of their own during the Cold War, to a large degree it did boil down to non-communist vs communist shadow actions. It occurred...
  11. HistoryGunsFreedom1776

    PC: Maintaining/Bolstering State Defense Forces Post-World War Two / During the Cold War

    You know, here's something that might pique some interest especially as this is something different for once: The State Defense Forces until rather recently were more often than not ignored and neglected though admittedly they are still not at the strength that they could potentially be as...
  12. Path to the Stars - An alternate spaceflight TL

    What would have happened if some major events from the Space Race had gone differently? That's what I want to explore with this series, from all the way from the start. In this TL, my first that ive ever attempted, i will aim to change the timeline as much as possible, and aim to have all of the...
  13. WI: Social Democratic Castro that's USSR aligned

    I've been thinking about this lately and I'm not sure about the plausibility but let's say Castro identifies as a social democrat and rules with social democratic policies but due to staunch due to his staunch anti us imperialism beliefs aligns with the soviets and like OTL meddles in other...
  14. From CIvilian To Royals : An Alternate History Of Adolf Hitler Life
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1 : The Beginning Of The New Nation

    Prologue In This POD We're Gonna Talk About Adolf Hitler In Our Timeline He Was Anti Semetic And Hate Jews And Blame Causing World war 2 Until HIs death in april 30 But This timeline we will see that adolf hitler was Hero Of Bavaria Who Liberate The Nation Bavaria Was Under German from 1871 to...
  15. WI:If in the cold war the CIA Gain the same autonomy and Authority as KGB?

    Well what would change in the cold war if the US government gave the CIA The same autonomy and authority inside and outside the country that the KGB had in the Soviet Union?
  16. WI Tajikistan never joins the USSR – how would this have altered the dynamics of West Asia and South Asia?

    Tajikistan is quite an interesting country with a unique culture, next door to Afghanistan and also in the general vicinity of Iran, Pakistan and China. OTL Tajikistan had zero influence on regional events as it was just a non-descript USSR border region and arguably equally as obscure within...
  17. Tabs

    A Red Shrimp Among Whales-a North Korean Victory TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: On the Eve of War

    DISCLAIMER: just want to make it clear before you read that I do not support North Korea, or authoritarian communism. Any praise for the Kim dynasty, the Soviets, or the CCP in this timeline are merely for immersion. I hope you enjoy. A Red Shrimp Among Whales Chapter 1 March, 1949...
  18. JFK killed in 1960 instead of 1964

    Jeff Greenfield wrote a great book about some potential alternate histories and one was about if in 1960 a few weeks after winning the presidency Richard Pavlick who in real life almost killed president-elect Kennedy in a suicide bombing actually decided to go through with it and succeed. But...
  19. Colophon

    Beauty Before Bedlam: The End of the Cold War and the New Age of Aquarius

    Beauty Before Bedlam The End of the Cold War and the New Age of Aquarius January 1st, 1993 | Sixty-two days before the Greenville Convention This is a short timeline based on the aftermath of a nuclear-armed Cold War between two competing blocs of nations: the Federation and the Alliance. The...
  20. Indian PM Shastri lived longer?

    Lal Bahadur Shastri served as prime minister of India from Jawaharlal Nehru's death in 1964 until his own unexpected death in 1966. What if he served as prime minister until, say, 1971? What would India look like with Indira Gandhi's tenure being averted or delayed? Who would succeed Shastri...
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