people's republic of china

  1. World Mapping

    WI: China invades Taiwan on 2022/02/24?

    Idk if this qualifies as alternate history, but here we go. Asking out of curiosity, what would have happened had China invaded Taiwan on the 24th of February 2022, the same day Russia invaded Ukraine?
  2. WI: Mao dies in 1956

    "Had Mao died in 1956, his achievements would have been immortal. Had he died in 1966, he would still have been a great man but flawed. But he died in 1976. Alas, what can one say?" These are the famous words of Chen Yun. And they got me wondering. What if Mao really had died in 1956? Who might...
  3. The PRC became a democracy in the late 80s/early 90s?

    How could the reformist faction within the Chinese Communist Party (represented by Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang) defeat the conservatives in the dispute that took place in the late eighties and ended with the crackdown on the Tiananmen protests? A turning point that was just as important as the...
  4. Alias_The_J

    AHC: Have the PRC collapse along with the USSR

    Basically, with a point of divergence after 1949, what is the smallest possible change that would see the USSR collapsing in about 1991 plus the PRC collapsing by 2018 (giving the PRC the same 69-year lifespan of the USSR), but preferentially also around 1991? I can see maybe the PRC not...
  5. WI: Mao Zedong dies in 1956

    What if Mao, like Lenin before him, had died seven years after coming to power? How might this have altered the course Mainland China might've taken?