cold war

  1. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: Korea unified under Cho Man-sik?

    Hey all, So, as we all know, the Korean Peninsula has been divided since the late 1940s. At the beginning, the North was a Soviet client state under the presidency of Kim Il-sung, while the South was an American client state under Syngman Rhee. Both were brutal dictatorships, both were puppets...
  2. I am kinda stuck with my alternate history Cold War gone hot scenario, I don’t know whether to place it in the 60s or the 80s.

    I want to start a timeline but I don’t know when to place it, I want it To either take place in the 60s or the 80s. Both have their pros and cons and both have their own vibe to them. Hopefully by listing the pros and cons of each that you can decide for me which decade for me to place my...
  3. Gillan1220

    What if the U.S. military never withdrew from the Philippines in 1992?

    This may somehow border into current politics so please keep it to a minimum. In OTL September 1991, the Philippine Senate voted not to renew the lease of the U.S. military bases in the archipelago. This was following the Mount Pinatubo eruption in June of that year in which Clark and Subic...
  4. How many countries could remain communist after the end of the cold war?

    Right now, there are only a hand full of self-declared "Marxist-Leninist" states that remain after the end of the cold war: China, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba. This has remained the case since the end of the cold war and especially following the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, is there any...
  5. East Germany: Could Walter Ulbricht's New Economic System succeed?

    The dictator of East Germany, Walter Ulbricht, enacted a series of reforms known as the New Economic System from 1963 onward. This program consisted, to put it in a very simplified way, of shifting investments away from heavy industry towards consumer goods and high technology, as well as...
  6. What Would Be A Soviet Reformer That Is Not Beria Or Malenkov?

    So I thinking of a 1945/1946 divergence. Who could be a potential Reformer? Is there anyone Gorbachev or Yavlinsky style?
  7. Captrexone

    The Glorious Century of Communism: A Graphical Timeline of a Reddening World

    What it says on the tin. A red world timeline of sorts. Hope you enjoy
  8. KuboCaskett

    AHC: Post-1945 Japanese Civil War

    It's no surprise that after WWII, Japan was in bad shape and that the US took upon itself to rebuild it yet was having issues with the economy and of course was subjected to Cold War politics regarding purging communists and socialists and bolstering conservative and capitalist forces to support...
  9. "Don't shoot! We're Republicans!" A Henry Wallace Presidency TL
    Threadmarks: 1943

    William D. Porter (DD-579) William D. Porter (DD-579) is a Fletcher-class destroyer, a ship of the US Navy. Currently, a museum. The ship is predominately known for the series of unfortunate events and accidents she took part in. The first happened just months after commissioning when she...
  10. Political Ramifications of a decisive US Korean War Victory

    Let’s say the Chinese offensive in the Korean War is a complete disaster and the US/UN coalition annihilates them and holds serve in Korea. How does the US domestic political landscape change? Truman would be a sure fire victory in 1952 as I don’t think Eisenhower would run in this scenario...
  11. WI: LBJ Duck Hooks Vietnam excluding the nuclear weapons and invades Ho Chi Minh Trail in 1964-65

    For context (got from Wikipedia) operation duck hook was a plan the nixon administration had thought of to end Vietnam which involved possible-nuclear bombing of military and economic targets in and around Hanoi, the mining of Haiphong harbor and other ports, saturation bombing of Hanoi and...
  12. Gillan1220

    What if the JSDF was rearmed with the Type 4 Chi-To and the Type 3 Chi-Nu medium tank?

    When the JSDF was established in 1954, they were given American hand-me-downs from the uniforms, the M1 Garand, and even the Sherman tanks. Japan at the end of the war had only completed two Type 4 Chi-To medium tanks and over 166 Type 3 Chi-Nu medium tanks. What if the U.S. allowed Japan to...
  13. 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...
  14. Recommendations for reasonably plausible WWIII (and aftermath) TLs?

    I had considered reading through 1983: Doomsday, but I've seen a lot of critique that it's quite unrealistic. Any recommendations for other TLs where WWIII kicks off during the Cold War? They can address the war directly or deal mainly with the aftermath. The WWIII scenario doesn't have to...
  15. WI: A More German French Foreign Legion

    The large numbers of German recruits in the French Foreign Legion following WW2 IOTL are well documented (most of them actually being young German teenagers in the 1950s and 60s rather than hardened Wehrmacht or SS members), however attempts were made to limit these numbers for a variety of...
  16. What if the MiG-25 was made of titanium?

    The Foxbat was manufactured with nickel steel to resist the high temperatures of Mach 3 flight. Titanium alloys could have done the job with much less weight but was not considered for cost reasons. When western intelligence saw the Foxbat it was assumed to be made of lightweight alloys and it’s...
  17. KuboCaskett

    PC: Korean-Japanese Cold War post-1945

    It is no secret that Korea and Japan (or rather both Koreas and Japan) have a lot of beef with each other since the Imjin War in the late 16th century and it seems like they'll remain rivals for years, even decades, but what if they became rivals on par with Saudi Arabia vs. Iran in that they...
  18. AltoRegnant

    Bavaria Part of the GDR?

    OTL, bavaria was conquered and occupied by the west, making up most of the American occupation zone. As a result, east Germany was restricted mostly to brandenburg/saxony. This, in turn meant, that while it was the 2nd most powerful state in the Warsaw pact (behind the ussr, obviously) it was...
  19. AHC: Democrats make significant gains in 1946 elections under Truman

    In 1946 Republicans made great gains taking the house and senate under Truman. So how could fortunes reverse for the democrats where they actually gain a significant amount of seats adding to their super-majority in 1946
  20. Fast_and_the_curious

    A British Brazil?

    What if Brazil was ALSO colonized by the English as well? 1. How would that be possible? What parts would've been settled? 2. Would the country have its own war of independence? 3. Can this"United States of Colombia" get this pic's territory? Would it be different? 4. Can they get Pacific...
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