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  1. Music and entertainment in Reverse Cold War world

    Lets say the Cold War was reversed, America is a Totalitarian Communist superpower, Russia is a democracy, beacon of Capitalism and leader of the free world, The western bloc was Communist puppet states controlled by the USSA and the Eastern bloc was free democratic allies of the Russian...
  2. AHC: Reverse Gorbachev and Yeltsin

    Gorbachev and Yeltsin were pretty similar in their political evolution: both rose from down to the top of the Communist Party, both led regional party organizations(Gorbachev Stavropol Region, Yeltsin Sverdlovsk Oblast), both were moderate communists and both managed to raise to the leadership...
  3. WI: 2014 Annexation of Crimea never happened, but Ukraine was unable to join EU

    As the title above, what if the 2014 Annexation of Crimea never happened, but Ukraine was unable to join the EU. Let's say, Putin never chose to support Little Green Man and Donbass militias due to various factors. Perhaps the risk of American and EU sanctions was too much, or Putin trusted that...
  4. WI... A truly Russian Slavic Christianity

    What if Kievan Rus decides against importing the Orthodox faith but instead opts to create its own ‘brand’ of heavily Russified/Slavified Christianity incorporating many indigenous pagan ideas? In other words a centralized but indigenous ‘Christianity’ with its roots deep in ‘Slavdom’ as...
  5. BrSonic

    AHC: Medieval Soviet Union

    Okay, I know the title sounds ASB, but hear me out. By "Soviet Union" here I mean a counterpart, not a ISOT or anything of the sort. Your challenge, if you decide to take it, is to create a pan-slavic state during the period between the fall of Rome and the fall of Constantinople. Said state...
  6. How does Japan respond to losing the Russo-Japanese war?

    IOTL, Russia losing the RJW almost caused a successful revolution. Also, despite Japan winning the RJW, it caused social unrest in the country and significant financial troubles. If Japan loses the RJW, how does Japanese society respond? Would there be a revolution like there was in Russia...
  7. WI 1815: Prussia with Saxony and German-majority Silesia - part of Silesia returned to Austria

    Let us assume that it does not reach 100 days of Napoleon; after the First Paris Armistice, Prussia and Russia want to solve the Saxon Poland issue in their own way: Russia would take the Duchy of Warsaw it occupied, possibly separating territories with a German majority (Thorn, Schneidemühl...
  8. British Biscuit

    DBWI: No Zaporozhian Cossacks in the American Revolutionary War?

    O.O.C.: Inspired by this post. I.C.: What if Catherine the Great rebuffed King George's request for Russian troops to ait the British in the American Revolutionary War? What if the Zaporozhian Cossacks never arrived in Boston in the 1775-76 period? How would the War go? What might be the...
  9. National-Bolsheviks take over in Russian Federation?

    In 1990s there was nationalist movement called National Bolshevik Party, which were against government. (there were some actions). It was banned in 2007. Could they have any chance to take power and declare a Russian Soviet National Republic(I think it would lead to civil war)? For example. in...
  10. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: Brezhnev's successors had survived?

    Leonid Brezhnev was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1964-1984. During his leadership, the liberalisation policies of Khruschev were reversed. The USSR entered a period of social, cultural, and political repression which, while not on the scale of Stalin, was...
  11. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Russia Resurgent: REDUX
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Fall of An Empire

    Chapter 1: The Fall of An Empire *** Chapter 8 of Last Empire of Europe: The Soviet Union by Alexei Trymoshenko “The reporters and officials of Moscow gathered at Vnukovo airport after the end of the August Coup in the early hours of August 22 to welcome the president on his return from his...
  12. Korea if Russia wins Russo-Japanese War

    POD is Russo-Japanese War. To my understanding, a Russian victory here is plausible, so let's assume they do actually manage to beat the Japanese. What effects does this have on Korea? Would the Russians be likely to set up a protectorate over Korea or something else? How does this affect...
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    I can't figure out how to delete threads please ignore this
  14. Russian Hokkaido

    Any POD is fine. How can Imperial Russia be made to have ownership over the entirety of Hokkaido, either through settlement or some form of conquest?
  15. Eivind

    Wank Russian war effort during WW1

    With a POD no earlier than then beginning of the war, how much can you wank Russian war effort during WW1?
  16. DBWI No pro-Turkish Armenian insurrection in Tsarist Russia in 1914?

    OTL : So for those who might not be familiar with the OTL Near East, the Armenian Dashnaks in 1914 decided to instigate a shock rebellion in Russian Armenia against Tsarist Russia, throwing their full weight behind a seemingly - at the time - absurd Ottoman proposal of 1914 that envisioned...
  17. AH Challenge: A Third Rome in 1830?

    Let's say some mastermind Tallyrand-esque figure schemes together a plan to unify the three main claimants of the Roman empire and unite the Habsburg, Russian and Ottoman lands under a single personal union. How would he go about doing this? Your PoD(s) can be as ASB as need be (granted that...
  18. Plausibility Check: Post USSR Russia with worlds 3rd biggest economy

    To put them over Japan would require GDP per capita around the 35,000 range. With better luck and leadership is this possible or considered ASB territory?
  19. AHC: Have China, not Russia, be the first country to go Communist

    Have the Bolsheviks fail in Russia but the CCP still take over China
  20. AHC/WI Reversed Cold War: Democratic Russia, Totalitarian America

    The main point of divergence being no 1917 October revolution, how can we have Russia become a stable democracy and the United States into a totalitarian dictatorship? What economic system are the two governments going to run with? After what do the next 70 years look like up to 1991?