collapse of soviet union

  1. PakistaniGuyUK

    USSR lifts the Fifa World Cup in 1990: Could this massive sporting triumph potentially butterfly or forestall the nation's collapse in 1991?

    Don’t wanna include this in the 'alternative World Cups thread' or 'Sporting What Ifs' as its more about an event that could potentially have impacted international politics timelines. The World Cup is the single most prestigious sporting tournament on the globe, even more watched than the...
  2. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: Brezhnev's successors had survived?

    Leonid Brezhnev was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1964-1984. During his leadership, the liberalisation policies of Khruschev were reversed. The USSR entered a period of social, cultural, and political repression which, while not on the scale of Stalin, was...
  3. Justinian

    Romanov Ascendant: What if the Soviet Union survived?
    Threadmarks: Justinian's Romanov Ascendant TL: Introduction

    The world in which we live today has been nearly completely and totally shaped by two transient events that occurred both in the 20th century, the first obviously being the period of the world wars and the second being the collapse of the Soviet Union. The world war's importance to the direction...
  4. WI: The USSR survives until 2000

    We all know that the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991; however for some reason I feel like it would've made more since if it collapsed in 2000. What do you guys think?
  5. Soviet Union collapses in 1981

    We all know the 1980's decade had a huge impact and was known for it's many things. Such as Nintendo, arcade machines, synthesized music, Star Wars, mohawk hairstyles, etc. But what if the decade turned out even more unusual with the Soviet Union collapsing 10 years earlier? I heard how in the...