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  1. WW1, but No Belgium

    What if in an alternate timeline, The Netherlands kept Belgium because there is no Belgian Revolution in 1830. I think that in this case, it is reasonable to assume that World War One would still happen: Franz Ferdinand is still killed in 1914 and the Great Powers like Germany, France and Russia...
  2. Weimar Republic Collapse

    So, the Weimar Republic was never the most functional of states but it did manage to limp along until Hitler and the Nazis seized power in 1933. But, what if it didn't? In the 1920s the government was dealing with a massive inflation crisis which caused it to default on its post-Versailles...
  3. AHC: Germany starts a major war post WW2.

    So first off, I want to be clear. I am totally aware that there is literally less than a zero percent chance this would end well for Germany. This isn't intended to be a Fourth Reich wank scenario or anything. Also, apologies if this scenario goes against the rules, please remove it if so...
  4. A Dutch Germany

    What if in an alternate timeline, the Netherlands got not only Belgium and Luxembourg in 1815 during the Congress of Vienna, but the Rhineland too. ATTENTION: I am not asking for a discussion about ‘they would never get the Rhineland’ or something like that. I am only asking for: WHAT IF the...
  5. Kantai Kessen

    WI: Alternate Operation Weserübung

    The POD for this is that the German light cruisers Nürnberg and Leipzig are not torpedoed by HMS Salmon on 13 December 1939, for whatever reason. This means that they are able to participate in Operation Weserübung, the German invasion of Norway, in April 1940. The troop-carrying warships are...
  6. Automotive history: WI Volkswagen never survived WWII

    The Volkswagen Beetle is possibly one of the most iconic and influential cars of all time. What started as one of Adolf Hitler's pet projects became the second best-selling car in history, launching Volkswagen to become one of the largest automakers in the world, and (before Dieselgate at least)...
  7. 1990/91 West German election?

    What if German reunification had been delayed for some reason? Say until 1991 or 1992, and the 1990 federal election had taken place only in West Germany? By mid-1989 the Black-Yellow coalition of Helmut Kohl was increasingly unpopular - Kohl himself was nearly ousted as CDU leader in late 1989...
  8. German New Zealand brainstorming

    Inspired by @raharris1973 thread about a Prussian New Zealand, I'd like to brainstorrm ideas for a German New Zealand with you. Raharris has already laid much of the groundwork in their thread and I want to try to flesh this idea out a bit. According to the German Wikipedia page there had been...
  9. Višeslav

    Fatherland Falls

    FATHERLAND FALLS A Collaborative TL of the Interwar Years & Beyond Fatherland Falls is a closed collaborative timeline, so a few people are authoring it but we're not really looking for more contributors. The main guys on the project are @HeX @mikroraptor & myself, though I think Mikro & I are...
  10. Franz Josef Strauss became chancellor in 1963?

    What if the Spiegel affair didn't happen and Franz Josef Strauss stayed as Adenauer's minister of defense, eventually succeeding him as chancellor of West Germany after his resignation one year later? What would the country look like if he had the top job instead of Ludwig Erhard and then Kurt...
  11. WI Turkish NATO divisions stationed in West Germany?

    This is from anannotation I read in a bbook about the Cold War. In 1964 the West German foreign office informed the leadership of the Bundeswehr,that there was the possibility to get 2 turkish division stationed in Germany, to strengthen the Forward Defense as part of the german...
  12. pls don't ban me

    future of Axis members in case of German victory

    Hi everyone. I've seen several TLs about axis victory but in all of them all the German allies except Italy, Japan and Sweden seems to be forgotten( MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE is an example). Thus my question is what would happen to all the Axis allies/friends...
  13. WI: UK and Germany went Communist

    What if Germany went Communist in 1919 (I have no idea what ideas to bring to the how so lets please focus on the aftermath if they got lucky) and Britain revolts in 1926? Could Communism spread anywhere else in the near term? What becomes of the UK's colonies? How does France respond to having...
  14. how would the Mexican Revolution look like with a delayed WW1?

    The Mexican Revolution got hot exactly around the time WW1 started, how would no WW1 in 1914 change the cards in Mexico? How likely is an armed intervention by the US? Would european powers get involved?
  15. British Biscuit

    DBWI: Divided Germany, United Japan

    What if the Big Three had agreed on a different post-WW2 plans for the defeated Axis Powers? Specifically, what if the fates of Germany and Japan were reversed? Germany is divided into a Western-aligned nation and a Soviet-aligned nation while Japan remains whole & undivided. What could bring...
  16. AHQ: Is a Soviet occupation of all of Germany in WW2 possible?

    Could the Soviets have realistically liberated all of Germany (or at least the German territories east of the river Rhine) during the closing days of WW2? And if so, could the USSR have occupied all of Germany in the aftermath of the war, similiar to how the US singlehandedly occupied all of...
  17. British Biscuit

    Cultural Impact of WW1 ending with a Stalemate/Prolonged Cold War?

    As the title says. World War 1 ends in status quo ante bellum followed by a prolonged Cold War between Central Powers and the Entente. How would this impact cultural development, self-identity and various art movements? OTL during and after the Cold War there was/is a notion (albeit one that's...
  18. KingOnTheEdge

    WI: Italy Joined The Entente Instead Of The Triple Alliance/Joined The Entente Early

    italy's joining of the triple alliance with AH and Germany is a bit of an oddity when one considers their relationship with Austria was always... less than pleasant due to Italian adriatic claims. Now, even against France they had some desires (i believe tunis and some minor claims against the...
  19. DBWI: {Content warning} What if Zellu was less "rapey"?

    Most of us abhor the habit of children today to watch German cartoons and ape the habits of the characters and heros therein. The continuous fighting themes from a country forbidden from possessing a military, the continuous criminality from a country whose punishment, if not torture, of those...
  20. KingOnTheEdge

    Who Could Be A Fourth Bloc In The Cold War?

    The notion of a tri-polar cold war, however much that could be the case vs just being Great Power Politics lacking the ideology of the Cold War is a popular one. The most popular choice seems to be the British Empire or perhaps a stronger postwar France since the bulk of its empire wasn't just...
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