industry

  1. tonycat77

    British KV-1 and T-34

    https://warspot.net/300-voroshilov-abroad http://www.tankarchives.ca/2013/04/bovington-t-34-and-kv-1-impressions.html Very interesting read, however the fact that the KV-1 and T-34 only arrived for proper study and inspection in mid-late 1943 for the british and August 1942 for the americans...
  2. What were the main factors which enabled 17th and 18th century Britain to become the birthplace of the Scientific and the Industrial Revolution?

    Why was Early Modern Britain so conductive to this kind of development, and also have it succeed and not other areas of Earth? What was so special about Britain in this era of History?
  3. Effects of "No Black Death" on European Industrialization?

    Do you think the Industrial Revolution could have happened earlier in Europe if the Black Death didn't strike in the 1300s? By the 1300s, Medieval Europe was a very advanced and well-organized civilization. The knowledge of Western European monasteries, and the engineering expertise of the...
  4. AHC/WI: Earlier European Industrial Revolution?

    What could've been an earlier date in European History when an Industrial Revolution could have occurred? For example, I remember reading that some French Monasteries, and the Venetian Arsenal have been getting close by the early 1200s towards a standardized proto-assembly line kind of...
  5. AHC: More extreme industrialization

    Okay, so your challenge here is to make industrialization more extensive. Worldwide. Yes, you read that right. Make industrialization more extensive worldwide. Ideally (although this is very implausible), this results in pretty much every nation force-marching their industry forward...
  6. Vitalis

    The most optimal borders for Europe

    Excluding the ethnicities from the discussion, what would the ideal borders for various European countries be? What interests me is having most of Europe as developed as it's possible. What would the optimal borders be? What about natural resources? How much of the land would they need to make...
  7. Latitude & Weather : Is Industrialisation generally easier in temperate (vs. hot) climates?

    That's a fairly broad question, but considering the factors of industrialisation, beyond the availability of resources and the existence of knowledge and expertise, would the climate also impact the likelihood of developing industry? Part of this interrogation stems for instance from the...
  8. Duke Andrew of Dank

    Light at the End of the Tunnel: A TL of the American Railroad
    Threadmarks: Foreward: A Retrospect

    The Railroad and What it Stands for in America Steve Glischinski for Trains Magazine: March 2019 In anticipation of the Union Pacific celebrating the Golden Spike Centennial, it's only fair we look at the progress and changes American Railroads enjoyed. The mistakes and hardships they suffered...
  9. AHC: Prevent the usage of asbestos in the 20th century

    Could the industrial usage of asbestos have been prevented? Could the replacements for it have been used instead of asbestos? Or was it inevitable due to the properties of the material?
  10. What is the most advanced a pre-industrial society can be?

    What is the most advanced a society can get without steam engines and such? Animal pulled trains? Paddle wheel boats powered by human labor? Breech loading rifles? Thoughts? Possibilities?
  11. AHC: Major automotive maker sets up plant in 1930's Greece

    One of the problems for Greece when it went to war with Italy in WWII was it's lack of industrial automotive base. In OTL, different major manufacturers (Ford, Chevy for example) set up plants in different European countries, including in Eastern Europe. Greece is a central location for both...
  12. Western Europe offshores their factories after WW2 instead of inviting guest workers.

    In Europe, labor shortages in manufacturing and mining sectors after World War II caused many Western European nations to sign labor recruitment agreements with Turkey and North Africa(or to recruit labor from colonies in Britain’s and France’s case). But in an ATL, what if Western European...
  13. Wrenches and Transistors - East Bloc nations hold on to State-owned industries

    How can we get a TL in which Communism falls in Eastern Europe around the time as it did in OTL, but most of the countries that formed the former East Bloc decide to hold on to the State-owned industries they built up during Communist times (particularily in the manufacturing of consumer...
  14. WI: The Soviet Operation Osoviakhim (their Operation Paperclip) included all German POWs?

    What if instead of returning most of the surviving German prisoners of war at the end of WW2, the Soviets forcibly recruited not just those with rocketry knowledge in Operation Osoviakhim, but almost all of the German POWs, aviation knowledge or not, to gain 2 million extra industrial workers...
  15. Alcsentre Calanice

    AHC: Earliest Steam Engine

    What is the earliest a practical steam Engine can be built? Practical means that it's not a mere toy, but can be used by public and private organizations as a mean to improve administrative or military efficiency or to produce profit. Hero's aeolipile is a steam engine, but doesn't fulfill the...
  16. Where was most of the US industrial capacity during World War 2?

    Where did most of the mills, factories, refineries and assembly lines come from in the United States? What region of the United States shared more than a vast majority of their industry? For planes, trucks, tanks, artillery small arms, etc. etc... Which crucial cities were most responsible for...
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