japan

  1. WI the Japanese focus on developing their shipping between the world wars?

    Something that often comes up when discussing Japan's potential and options during WW2 is their enormous shortfall of Japanese flagged shipping, which was hurting them even before they expanded their war to the Western powers. So what happens if instead of building the big Yamato class...
  2. SunKing105

    WI: Daqing oil field discovered in 1933?

    IOTL, Japan in WW2 suffered from shortages of many goods required to fight a modern, industrialized war, most prominently oil. They would go to war in Indochina and Southeast Asia to seize these resources, also provoked by the US oil embargo, and we all know how well that turned out for them...
  3. AHC: Make the japaneses WW2 war crimes even worse than the holocaust

    As the title says, make the japanese war crimes even worst with a pod after 1930´s. Bonus if the population of some ocuppied region (manchuria, korea,taiwan or other) be only 10% of the amount from before the ocuppation.
  4. Count of Crisco

    A History of Alyska to the year 1900.

    Thanks to Covid I have had a lot of free time, and have spent it getting back into writing. Among the various projects I have been working on has been an alternate history setting, the timeline of which will appear here.
  5. AHC: Late XIX century Japan and China switch fates

    Your challenge is to make the China able to pull out major socio-political reforms on par with the Meiji Restoration IOTL and soon gained the status of a major regional power, while the Japanese monarchy goes into decline and eventually became divided between spheres of influence between China...
  6. Aloha

    DBQ: Why exactly did Communism succeed in Japan?

    So I understand that there were a number of circumstances that led to a rise in popularity with socialism and communism in Japan, including the very costly Japanese victory in the Russo-Japanese War and many people feeling cheated out of expansion in Asia when Britain and France split German...
  7. GameBawesome

    WI: Oda Nobunaga doesn’t get betrayed

    Oda Nobunaga was one of three unifiers of Japan. Through brilliance, and brutality, he almost unified the entirety of Japan. But, he was betrayed by Akechi Mitsuhide, at Honnō-ji. After his death, Toyotomi Hideyoshi finished his conquests. What if, Akechi Mitsuhide didn’t betrayed Oda...
  8. kasumigenx

    DBWI: US and Japan switch fates with Romanov Russia and Qing China

    From what I have read the Socialist United States and the People's Republic of Japan could have switched fates with Qing China and Romanov Russia, Japan is divided into two countries the Socialist Peoples Republic of Japan which rules the main islands of Japan and Monarchic Japan ruled by the...
  9. What if an alternate Hull Note was accepted by Japan

    I've been wondering what would happen if Japan and the US agreed on a diplomatic solution to their issues in the lead up to the attack on Pearl Harbor 1941. Say, the demands of the US in the Hull Note from OTL were less harsh on the Japanese. The problem was that at the time, Japan saw the Hull...
  10. Could Japan have won at Midway? And if so, what would change?

    Could Japan have won the Battle of Midway? How would that affect World War II?
  11. Anglo-Japanese relations if Britain surrenders to Germany after the Fall of France?

    If the British had joined the French in accepting defeat, what would have become of Anglo-Japanese relations? Would the Germans have helped mediate a modus vivendi in the Pacific or would Britain have still come into conflict with its former ally?
  12. MittleGittle

    Pacific Pearls

    What if the Japanese declaration of war (AKA a sneak attack) came three months later, and with an actual attack on Los Angeles?
  13. weaverj

    AHC: Make Japan an Allied Power in WW2

    Seeing that the Japanese were an allied power in WW1, combined with the German support for China before WW2, would it be possible for Japan to become an Allied Power in the Second World War? Specifically, How would this be possible? And how would this affect the war itself? But mainly How?
  14. AHC: Communist Japan Pre-WW2

    If it isn't entirely ASB, is there any possibility for a communist Japan NOT involving a Soviet puppet state?
  15. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI: Japan Didn't Go Communist?

    After ww1, Japan felt cheated out of expansion in Asia when Britain and France split German colonies in Asia, especially when Britain took the Kiautschou Bay concession for themselves. This started a wave of anti-western anger in Japan and rage that they'd fought and died for nothing, which with...
  16. WI: Yayoi people never go to Japan

    What if the Yayoi people never migrated to Japan? What might Japan look like, and how might the Yayoi continue to develop?
  17. WI: Authoritarian Post WW2 Japan

    Japan surrenders to the United States, ending World War 2. Japan abolishes it's dictatorship and becomes democratic and modernizes. Capitalism is introduced. But what if in an ATL Japan certainly becomes Capitalist and modernizes, but remains Authoritarian, with serious human rights abuses...
  18. Gillan1220

    What if the Japanese battleship Nagato was reactivated and pressed JMSDF service?

    I have been thinking about this scenario for quiet some time now. So basically at the end of the war, Japan still had a few ships such as unfinished battleships, carriers, and submarines at the shipyards at the time of the Empire's surrender to the Allies. All of these became property of the...
  19. Etruscan-enthusiast35

    DBAHC: Have Japanese imperial ambitions succeed

    Exactly as it sounds what if the attempts by Japan to establish itself as an imperial power proved successful, in particular, how might this impact relations between Japan and the other nations of East Asia. Now I know the idea of Japan, a country who's access too the resources more useful for...
  20. Japan becomes a European/western colony

    Any POD is fine. Is there any way for Japan to become a colony of a European power (or the US if that isn't ASB)?
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