socialism

  1. The Right to Alter or Abolish: An Alternate Postbellum United States
    Threadmarks: The Unpopular Election of James G. Blaine

    The Unpopular Election of James G. Blaine Excerpt from As The Flower of the Grass: The Post-Bellum James G. Blaine was a talented politician and his nomination to the Presidency of the United States was a foregone conclusion when he arrived to the convention.[1] The Republican Party had...
  2. Und der Zukunft zugewandt - an alternate history of the GDR
    Threadmarks: Chapter I - The Rise and Fall of Erich Honecker: 1971 to 1984

    Chapter I - The Rise and Fall of Erich Honecker: 1971 to 1984 The 8th party congress of the SED in 1971 proved to be a watershed event in the economic developent of the GDR, since it marked the end of the NÖSPL (,,Neues ökonomisches System der Planung und Leitung" - "New Economic System of...
  3. Let's kill Samuel Gompers.

    Samuel Gompers, the longtime leader and founder (1881-1924) of the American Federation of Labor, was shockingly conservative for a union leader. He was anti-immigration, racist to Asians and blacks, opposed to industrial unionism, opposed to the idea of an American Labor Party, vehemently...
  4. How would a hypothetical Socialist USA look back on it's past history?

    Let's suppose in the late 19th century-1930s, for whatever reason, a socialist revolution happened in the USA. How would it look back at it's past history? Now it's common for leftists(as in to the left of Bernie Sanders and AOC left) to view America as, quite literally, contributed nothing...
  5. JesterBL

    The Stomach of Man Under Socialism: A Culinary History of Socialist America
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Prologue “Have you ever had American cuisine?” “No.” “Well, neither have they.” (joke loosely translated from the original French) American food, where it is discussed at all in food circles, is discussed purely as a joke. This is perfectly understandable, particularly from the viewpoint of my...
  6. Israeli Elections in 1973: An earlier upheaval?

    Most are aware that Israeli politics were shaken by the 1977 elections in which the Alignment lost power and Likud formed the government. There were many factors in this (growing participation of Mizrahi voters, anger at the economic performance especially of non state sector companies, disgust...
  7. Socialist Settlements/Colonies.

    Settling in unknown lands has always fascinated me. It just sounds so beautiful to arrive in a new land and to have a completely fresh start to build your own society from scratch. Indeed, many nations begun this way, America and Israel come to mind. People who had poor fortunes in their own...
  8. Bomster

    Post-WW1 socialist revolutions succeed?

    In the wake of the Great War, Europe was stricken by massive socio-economic upheaval. People all over the continent, war-weary and hungry, were fed up with the contemporary order, and many became attracted to Marxist ideals and socialism. From Russia to Berlin, from Bavaria to Hungary, uprisings...
  9. The Fatherland's Red Banner - An Alternate Cold War TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter I

    The Fatherland's Red Banner - An Alternate Cold War TL Excerpt from Seized Opportunity: Why Economic Reforms in Russia have Succeded by Marshall Irwin Goldman (1994) Chapter I - Historical Backround Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov held the post of General Secretary of the Communist Party of...
  10. House of Orange

    AHC/WI: Socialist Republican Party

    The two-party system has been a very constant facet of American politics; for the majority of US history and into the present day, the two main political parties have been the Democratic and Republican Parties. However, their political coalitions and party platforms have shifted many times, most...
  11. How do socialism and communism do in a No October Revolution world?

    In a world where the October Revolution doesn't happen in Russia, what becomes of communism and socialisms? Does communism just become a curiosity?
  12. Time Enough

    Days Like These: A Late 80s Labour Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    “These are the basic Socialist values and principles – individual liberty, equality, citizenship, the diffusion of power, the importance of collective and social action…these principles may not have the satisfying certainty of Marxist analysis, nor may they constitute quite the same stirring...
  13. Whipidedius

    WI: Brazil's "Intentona Comunista", the socialist revolt, succeed

    This topic has been brought here a few times, but let's see... The year is 1935, Getúlio Vargas has been undemocraticaly ruling Brazil for the last five years. Finally, in November 23 a revolt starts in Natal, northeastern region of Brazil. The revolutionaries take control of the city and...
  14. Nothing to Lose but Your Chains! / a German Revolution TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Nothing to Lose but Your Chains! This is the reboot of my previous timeline The Communist International Becomes the Communist Interstellar? Like the previous timeline this will be inspired by the HOI4 Spartakus mod, where the point of divergence is the Communist Party of Germany being...
  15. Goats-&-Bolts

    Jerusalem of the East turned Red – Or What If there was a “Christian Korean People’s Republic”?

    https://www.christiantoday.com/article/when-north-koreas-capital-had-so-many-christians-it-was-called-the-jerusalem-of-the-east/107588.htm https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/the-jerusalem-of-the-east One of the North Korean Christians who fled south during the exodus was...
  16. Different Shades of Socialism - an alternate Cold War
    Threadmarks: Spanish Civil War

    The unexpected appearance of the third way of socialism did occur in Spain during the late 1930s. Short - ten months' long civil war between rebellious reactionaries of the Spanish Armed Forces and the leftist government of the Spanish Republic ended as it began - with a treachery of the parts...
  17. If the Robespierre faction remained in power, do you think Saint-Just could be a leader like Napoleon ?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Antoine_de_Saint-Just Unlike many other figures of the French Revolution he is almost forgotten I hardly find any book specifically written on him, only 1 or 2 french book and no English book. Saint-Just was the youngest among the Jacobin leaders during the...
  18. Why did Socialist Czechoslovakia's Economy perform worse than East Germany?

    Czechoslovakia was one of the world's most industrialized nations in the interwar, with economic performance and standards of living that were on par with the Western European nations. At the beginning of the Cold War it continued to be the most economically developed and productive Eastern Bloc...
  19. Regnum Dei

    Life imitates Art!

    Hello! My name is Regnum Dei and this is my first written TL which asks the question: What if WWI had no clear winner. This scenario is inspired by HoI4 mod Red Flood but I will try to include a lot of my ideas and expand apon certain things that are not adressed in the mod. Comments...
  20. PyroTheFox

    Crimson Banners Fly: The Rise of the American Left
    Threadmarks: Title

    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)...
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