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politics

  1. Cymry-Korean

    Politics of the Central Powers After an Early Entente Victory?

    I'm in the planning stages of my first Post-1900 timeline, and I've decided to focus it on the aftermath of an early Entente victory in WW1. I'm considering PODs like Plan XVII being rejected or the British Expeditionary Force advancing between the German 1st and 2nd Armies. Would either of...
  2. Vitalis

    Would it be possible for minor royals/nobles to become a leader of a political party?

    What I have in mind is a quasi-federal monarchy such as the German Empire, where you had the Emperor and many kings and dukes throughout Germany. Were they all banned from being active in the politics at all? And if they were, would it be possible, in Germany or any other country, for royals to...
  3. What if the French Family Vote Model was passed in 1923?

    In 1916, French Féderation républicaine parliamentarian delegate Roulleaux-Dugage, building on French interest in improving the national birth rate and solidifying paternal authority in the family, proposed a family vote model which would give fathers a vote for every child they had, as well as...
  4. Mr. All-American: The Nile Kinnick Story

    Prologue: In 1943, Nile Kinnick, the 1939 Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Iowa, was the first Heisman winner to die, just shy of his 25th birthday. He died when his plane had an oil leak and he was unable to safely land it on board the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, which was in...
  5. Politicians that could have lived longer

    Which politicians that died in the 20th and 21st century could have lived longer? How would their survival affect Historical events? I want to limit the discussion to politicians whose death was caused by Murder, accident or disease. Authority figures in dictatorships should be counted as...
  6. UNSUNKEN SUN: WWIII and Beyond
    Threadmarks: UNSUNKEN SUN

    PROLOGUE Picking up where we left off... May, 1, 1948 - Berlin Paul Kimickz watches the krauts celebrate across the square waving red flags and singing the international. He almost laughs at the irony, only a few years since the war ended and the damn germans found yet a new -ism to...
  7. What if the Brexit Party won the Peterborough By-Election

    When Labour MP for Peterborough Fiona Onasanya was convicted for preventing the course of justice in retaliation to a motering offence in 2017, she was expelled from the Labour party. A recall petition was passed in her constituency, triggering a by-election to determine the new MP for...
  8. Alex Timber

    What if Estes Kefauver won in 1952?

    Let's say that Kefauver was able to win the nomination and Eisenhower, which I recall didn't want to be president, chose not to run for president. How would a Kefauver presidency affect the United States, and more importantly, the World?
  9. PyroTheFox

    Crimson Banners Fly: The Rise of the American Left
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    Author's Notes: "Crimson Banners Fly" is an alternate history timeline set at the turn of the century, at the precipice of momentous change for the United States. This will be a re-imagining of an older timeline of mine from around 2015/6 called "Paint it Red" (posted only on the Atlas Forum)...
  10. Lab-Lib pact plausibility check

    So I've been playing around with Prime Minister Infinity and had a pretty solid run as the Liberals in 1950 and enjoyed myself so much I'm thinking of both making a continuation scenario and maybe a short timeline based on how a hypothetical Labour minority government with Liberal support would...
  11. AHC: Radical political or religious faction persecutes Historians, Archeologists, and Paleontologists, charges them with the sin of Necromancy

    Your challenge is to make it so that a political or religious faction arises in the 19th or 20th century, which considers people who deal with the past, like Historians, Paleontologists, and Archeologists Necromancers because they symbolically summon the dead spirits of the past to obtain...
  12. WI Károlyi Mihály dies on the Eastern Front in 1916?

    Károlyi became a prominent political figure in Hungary during the later stages of the war. He gained the overall support of most of the pacifist, Entente-friendly and democratic elements in the country. Following the Aster Revolution, he became Prime Minister on October 31st and later on became...
  13. Peacock Shah

    President Hugh Scott?

    Gerald Ford reputedly recommended Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott(R-PA) for the vice presidency over himself in 1973. What if Nixon had taken this suggestion and made Scott vice president? How would the Scott presidency go on? How this effect policy for the next few years? Who would Scott pick...
  14. The Frontrange President
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    1972 was a massive election for Republicans. They carried every state in the presidential election except for Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. From Washington to Maine, and Florida to California, nearly every state voted for Richard Nixon. Yet even during this time, Democrats still...
  15. AHC: Prevent the political crisis in Austria following the 1897 election

    With a POD just after the Cisleithanian legislative election of 1897, have a strong and lasting government emerge in Austria, which is capable of renewing the financial agreements with Hungary within a year or so. In my opinion, it would be very unlikely, that Count Badeni wouldn't remain the...
  16. No Bismarck Challenge

    Bismarck doesn't exist or isn't relevant in Europe. How does this affect German Unification and broader European politics?
  17. WI: Bernie Sanders runs and wins the presidency in 2008 (House and Senate results stay the same)

    How do you guys think a Bernie Sanders presidency in 2008 would have gone with a Democratic super majority.
  18. GameBawesome

    WI/AHC: Joshua Norton "Emperor Norton I" becomes a politician

    Emperor Joshua Norton I, Self-proclaimed "Emperor of the United States", and "Protector of Mexico" was the most popular man in San Francisco. He never had any real imperial power. What if, with a POD either earlier or later in his life, Joshua Norton tries his hand in politics. Although he was...
  19. No Foot To Boot - An Alternate Timeline of Late 20th Century British Politics

    BBC News 9th October 1963 Hello, this is BBC News, I am Richard Baker and these are the headlines for this evening. Ugandan Prime Minister Milton Obote has declared the nation a republic on the first anniversary of its declaration of independence from the United Kingdom. The...
  20. Command and Control. The story of the British Capital Authority

    Chapter One: Building Blocks October 1945 10 Downing Street Attlee sat at the centre of the cabinet table pouring over documents with a sense of melancholy. He was exhausted and slightly irritated. He had come into power promising so much and was now facing the full horror of rebuilding...
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