cold war

  1. Brazilian WI: Carlos Lacerda doesn't become governor of Guanabara in 1960?

    This is a rather obscure WI so I'm calling in fellow Brazilians @Gukpard @Guilherme Loureiro @ByzantineCaesar @Gonzaga and @AdrianoChika. Carlos Lacerda was one of the more important political figures of the 1945-1964 era in Brazil. A journalist and politician who constantly agitated for a...
  2. Ukron

    Gabon became a French department in 1962.

    Hello everyone, I am starting a little work on an AH France in the years 1950-1980 (see my post on France allied with the US and a Gaullist England). My main question for the moment relates to a process of decolonization that differs widely from historical reality, with the possibility for...
  3. Nixon's foreign policy if he's elected in 1960, especially to Latin America?

    Like it says on the tin. Would the Alliance for Progress still have happened? Would he have tried to get close to China like he did IOTL? What about the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, would the latter still happen?
  4. Mediterranea : The Magnificent South

    So this is a concept time-line with many Points of Divergences if something doesn't add up to you or it is seems too Alien Space Bats I will try to retconn based on your advice. I will start with a section of this world 2020. I was inspired to do it from a dead /banned TL The Iron Jaws, Death In...
  5. No Leningrad Affair?

    The Leningrad Affair was a purge of Soviet politicians and public officials based in the city of Leningrad who had become heroes thanks to the siege it endured during WW2. Around 2.000 public officials lost their positions and were exiled to Siberia while the more prominent leaders, such as...
  6. Is A Territorially Intact & Neutral Romania possible during WW2? Or just territorially intact after it?

    Can Romania survive intact after the WW2 and maybe end up neutral or pro-West after the war?
  7. Ace009

    World War III in 1948: Aftermath (US Victory)?

    So, like it says on the tin. The assumption is that WWIII in this timeline lasts from 1948 to 1951, and ends in a (pyrrhic) US victory, and pretty much results in the USSR collapsing inward, after Zhukov deposed Stalin. This was as the Allies reached Minsk and the USSR had already taken nearly...
  8. W.I NATO created gun launched ATGM like the Soviet Bastion?

    As the title says, NATO starts developing a gun launched ATGM designed to be fired from the L7 105mm like the Soviet bastion as to improve chances of a direct hit at long range. The first examples enter service in 1969. Would the gun launched ATGM be accepted by the US military? How would it...
  9. François Mitterrand won the 1965 French presidential election?

    In 1965, most people expected Charles de Gaulle, president of France, to be reelected outright, without the need of a second round. This was the apex of the Trente Glorieuses ("Thirty Glorious Years") and most people were pretty happy with their lot in life, with the upheavals of 1968 yet to...
  10. W.I F-12B in USAF service

    The F-12B showed a lot of promise for an interceptor then it much faster than some jet fighters of it's time. But McNamara held up the funding for three years, and then it was canceled in 1968. But what if the the F-12B hadn't been held up? Instead the program continued and 93 production F-12B...
  11. What if the Results of Operation Sky Shield I & II were leaked?

    As the title says the results of Operation Sky Shield 1 and 2 were leaked to the press, that RAF Vulcan bombers succeeded in not just beating the USAF but also succeeded in hitting their simulated targets with only 1 loss? How would the public react the failure of USAF? How would the Soviets...
  12. The USSR never invests heavily into what becomes known as the Arms Race: instead opting to invest domestically in infrastructure, development...

    This is inspired by a very old post I recently replied to - but I’m afraid since it’s so old, it’ll likely be closed. So, per the advice of others in the thread; I am starting a new one. For many, this timeline is very hard to imagine: but it actually wasn’t even far fetched before 1944-1968...
  13. Rajveer Naha

    WI :- SR-71 shot down

    Say SR-71s violate USSR airspace here and there throughout the 70s and 80s and in 1987 one is shot down using R-33 missiles fired from a MiG-31 over Kamchatka and the pilots are captured. The R-33s were designed with SR-71s in mind and we're capable of performance similar to the Aim-54 Phoenix...
  14. Whiteshore

    What would a USSR led by Andrei Zhdanov look like?

    Historically, Andrei Zhdanov was a figure who many believed would succeed Stalin owing to his strong position in the CPSU hierarchy before his death in 1948 from ill health (his alcoholism and a falling out with Stalin) but what if Zhdanov didn't fall out with Stalin and ended up succeeding him...
  15. Captrexone

    The Bear & The Eagle: A Graphical History
    Threadmarks: Introductory Post

    The Bear & The Eagle What is this? I've recently been struck by interest in a 'different' Cold War. Especially interested in the aesthetics of it all and different proxy conflicts. This will be a small graphics-focused TL based on this alternative Cold War and exploring or developing things...
  16. Nationalist victory in China: consequences for the Cold War?

    Like it says on the tin. What could've been some major effects of the Nationalists winning the Chinese Civil war? Would the USSR focus most of its efforts in securing its empire in Europe, rather than trying to export communism to the Third World? Would we still have a Korean War? If so, Kim...
  17. Rawhide Down: The Assassination of Ronald Reagan
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Hello everyone, and welcome to the thread for my first official TL, Rawhide Down: The Assassination of Ronald Reagan. This main jist of the TL is to explore the aftermath of the successful assassination of Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981, both domestically and abroad. I will post updates...
  18. Escalated Years of Lead

    Is it possible for the massive socio-political upheaval of the late 1960s to end up going even hotter than OTL in places like Italy, Brazil, Morocco (even West Germany)? Could this in turn lead to the global rise of undeclared civil conflicts, with struggles mirroring, say, OTL Columbia‘s...
  19. Whipidedius

    WI: Brazil's "Intentona Comunista", the socialist revolt, succeed

    This topic has been brought here a few times, but let's see... The year is 1935, Getúlio Vargas has been undemocraticaly ruling Brazil for the last five years. Finally, in November 23 a revolt starts in Natal, northeastern region of Brazil. The revolutionaries take control of the city and...
  20. A Nixed Result: a 60s Timeline
    Threadmarks: 1960

    After a long a tumultuous campaign season, the 1960 election has finally come to a close. But the results are unlike anything anyone would've expected. In the aftermath of eight years of a popular Eisenhower administration, it seemed common sense that Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon would...
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