cold war

  1. Fate of Latin America if the Cold War didn't end?

    You know, the US has had a history of overthrowing lots of Latin American governments if they looked even vaguely left-leaning, but as I understand it, in the aftermath of the Soviet collapse the US mostly stepped back from this policy, allowing popular discontent against neoliberalism to...
  2. Edifice: A History of the National Redoubt
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1

    Edifice: A History of the National Redoubt By JessAH The concept of the national redoubt was formulated long before the advent of nuclear weapons, but it has only become relevant since the widespread proliferation and escalating use of weapons of mass destruction. To understand the national...
  3. A Superpower Qing Dynasty: Dulimbai Gurun in 2024
    Threadmarks: The Ninth Lunar New Year Festival of the Current Era as covered by the BBC:

    Before We Begin, Please Rise for the National Anthem of the Great Qing: The Ninth Lunar New Year Festival of the Current Era as covered by the BBC: CARRIE: Over two billion people around the world are welcoming in the Year of the Dragon as the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations begin. This...
  4. Could the Western Bloc have gone authoritarian during the Cold War?

    This question is partially inspired by Maponus's The Way The Wind Blows TL (There, the only hard POD is that De Gaulle dies just before May 58' kicks off, so the generals establish an authoritarian regime in France, but that's about it). Basically, would it be possible for the core powers of the...
  5. US tries to win the Cold War with kindness?

    Okay fine, clickbait title, I know. (This is more about the developing world than taking down the Soviets.) But more specifically, what I'm asking about is the plausibility of a strategy where the US cuts back on the military interventions and coups in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and...
  6. For All Time: How did the North American Confederation come about?

    I'm sure some here will remember For All Time; a super-dystopian but fairly realistic work from 2001. For those that don't, it can be downloaded here. A map at the conclusion can be found here. The North American Confederation (NAC) is the most obvious oddity, and it's existence is not well...
  7. WI: Libya defeats Chad

    In from the late 70s to the late 80s there was conlifct in africa between Chad and Libya. In the end Libya lose but it was also known as the Toyota War. So let's say that the Soviets and the Eastern Bloc decide to give more weapons, supplies and even soldiers to help Gaddafi and defeat Chad...
  8. 1973 Korean War

    I don’t know where I would find this so sorry I don’t have a good source for the event. But according (some guy) during his time in Korea with the US military. South Korean I Corps commander had had enough of the provocation and prepared to march north. Without telling anybody. As you know...
  9. Mossadegh stays on the US' good side?

    Fair warning, my knowledge of this subject is fairly limited. While the overthrow of Iranian prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh is seen primarily as an American operation, the country whose government was most invested in his demise was actually Great Britain - the main target of Mossadegh's...
  10. Why is there Red in the Water? (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

    MOD EDIT This is my second timeline although it can be very unrealistic or full of holes. This story is basically a Cold War story where Britain joins the Cold War on their own side under Republicism and Libertarian Socialism. This is a spin on "British supremacy" and "Red Scare" aesthetic.
  11. Arsenio Lacson, president of the Philippines?

    So I found out about this guy after a cursory look at Wikipedia and the Filipino politics thread in Chat, and he's definitely a character who deserves more attention in this site. Arsenio Lacson was mayor of Manila from 1952 until his death, and during this time he cultivated the image of a...
  12. Asian Theater of a Cold War Hot Scenario

    I’m not decided on a particular TL but the something in the 60s could be interesting. My best guess would be fighting would would be funneled into Korea due to it “sore thumb” like nature for both sides. Beyond that IDK. Let me know if this has been discussed before. Also please let me know if...
  13. smiffsmiffwild

    Curtis LeMay as president, what would it look like?

    Curtis LeMay is one of my favorite generals in history due to his boldness and revolutionary aviation strategy. If Douglas MacArthur was the American Caesar then LeMay was the American Sciprio. But what would happen if LeMay became president? For one he’d probably be the most badass looking...
  14. TRSR: The Red Sun Rising
    Threadmarks: The Red Sun Rising Introduction

    The Red Sun Rising Wel...Wel...Welcome to 1987, a new year! It is a tumultuous and adventurous time for humanity as we look towards the stars with the new Ares program! President Larry McDonald has met with Nippon Foundation's President Ryōichi Sasakawa! Marking a landmark step in...
  15. Refusing to Retaliate: Nuclear War

    This may come across as naive, but when thinking of all the close calls in the Cold War, it was soldiers refusing to give the order that saved humanity. The reason they didn’t give orders was of course because they couldn’t say for sure that they were being attacked. But what if a nuclear...
  16. The Century of the Common Men - A Henry Wallace and USSR wank poll TL
    Threadmarks: Convention time, 1

    Convention time, 1944 Despite the DNC's best efforts and slander, FDR insisted. Wallace was not only a trusted politician, but a personal friend of Roosevelt and his family, and he would not fire a friend of his from the ticket. As FDR's health waned Wallace would stay by his side. The...
  17. The Nucliad - A 1983 Nuclear Apocalypse timeline
    Threadmarks: The Great Oops

    The Great Oops September 26th, a bit after midnight Moscow time, a Soviet missile detection system on the outside of the city malfunctioned, showing that apparently that us had launched a massive missile attack [1]. The system automatically reported that to officials in Moscow. There were...
  18. Claudius66

    Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood; The Return of Richard Nixon
    Threadmarks: Preface

    Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain. - Richard Nixon. If there is ever a man who can claim the title of the one I am so endlessly fascinated by, it is Richard Nixon. The boy from Yorba Linda, the snappy...
  19. After the Assassination of Gerald R. Ford - a TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter I: Watergate and the Assassination of Ford, 1974-1975.

    So I've been working on a new project. I was reading up on the two assassination attempts on President Ford, neither of which succeeded. I decided to write a TL with this as the PoD because it has the real potential for a totally different 20th and 21st century. Without further ado I present the...
  20. How would a US invasion of Saudi Arabia have gone in the 1970s?

    For a bit of context, while thinking of some ideas of how to make the Solar Power Satellite program of the 1970s plausible, I figured that it would require the 1970s-era fears of the future to come true, to some extent. It was an idea born out of the energy crisis, of the dual shocks of the 1973...
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