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  1. PC:Axis Victory-Nazi economic miracle

    If Axis win WW2 Nazis conquer or puppetize Mainland Europe, Middle east, Central Asia, Africa and IJA puppetize China, Mongolia, Russian Far east due to US absolute neutrality i.e., no lend lease, no embargo. Could Nazis pull a miracle on the rhine along with reviving soviet economy?
  2. DBWI: What if the Kronstadt Rebellion failed?

    OOC: Before some guy blunders in saying "what are you talking about the Soviets crushed the Kronstadt rebellion?" this is a double blind scenario, which is a scenario where we pretend to be from a different timeline speculating on what would happen if things went the way they did in our...
  3. Possible Khrushchev Successors

    If we assume that Khrushchev remains in power due to getting a better deal out of the missile crisis and his agricultural projects being less of a disaster, who would he choose to succeed him when he retires? The only possibility I'm aware of is Kosygin and I'm not sure he was interested in...
  4. What if Brezhnev was assassinated in 1969?

    On January 22, 1969, a Soviet Army deserter named Viktor Ilyin shot at a motorcade in an attempt to kill Leonid Brezhnev. While several cosmonauts were injured and a driver was killed, Brezhnev himself was unhurt. What if Brezhnev had died in this attack?
  5. What if the August Coup never happened?

    In August 1991, communist hardliners in the Soviet Union attempted to remove reformist head of state Mikhail Gorbachev from power and "correct course". However, the coup attempt was poorly organized and proved an utter failure, collapsing in only two days. Not only that, but rather than saving...
  6. TheLaw

    Downfall and Ascension: The Aftermath of World War 2
    Threadmarks: Introduction WW2

    Downfall and Ascension: The Aftermath of World War 2 -Verlorener Sieg: The Memoirs of Erich von Manstein 1955 Following the disaster at Stalingrad, I tried to convince Hitler to pull back our forces around Rostov behind the Mius river, in order to shorten and straighten our lines, since the...
  7. What if Malenkov won the power struggle after Stalin's death?

    Much ink has been spilled on the question of what might have happened had it been Trotsky, not Stalin, who took control of the Soviet Union. But there was another power struggle thirty years later that I believe goes overlooked, that between Nikita Khrushchev and Georgy Malenkov. In our...
  8. Effects of a surviving USSR in the 1990s and 2000s?

    Let's say that, whatever the POD, the Warsaw Pact regimes still collapse in 1989, but the Soviet Union survives, maintains its territorial integrity. What would be the political and cultural effects effects of this, in Europe especially but also in the world at large? Would they be too bound to...
  9. AHC: Warmongering USSR

    Besides Trotsky, were there any other potential Soviet leaders who would've had an aggressive foreign policy? Did Stalin have any generals who wanted to invade all of Europe? The two potential pods I have in mind are that either Stalin is either unable to succeed Lenin or Stalin dies in the...
  10. JCC the Alt Historian

    AHC: How Togo would fare under the rule of Czechoslovakia.

    After World War I, there was a discussion about giving the former German Empire colony of Togoland to the newly independent country Czechoslovakia. However, this plan never fell through, and instead Togo was put under French (most of the colony) and British(the small Western section that would...
  11. AHC: The British Empire, not the USA, as the Western superpower in the Cold War

    Is it possible, with a PoD ideally after 1922 (the formation of the Soviet Union, though it can be as early as 1917 if the SU still eventually forms, or some similarly recognizable alternative), for the British Empire to remain the premier superpower of the Western world, and take the place of...
  12. AltoRegnant

    KMT Victory; Could The Soviets Prop Up Manchuria Similar To US and Taiwan?

    OTL, with the defeat of the KMT and the flight to taiwan, the US Navy and USAF was a big part in keeping the country alive, even after we stopped actively recognizing it. So, i was wondering if in a KMT victory, the Soviets could use the Red Army and the air force to keep the communist forces in...
  13. No De-Stalinization: Effects in the Warsaw Pact?

    Suppose that the USSR, rather than exposing and condemning Stalin's monstrous deeds wholesale, instead only undoes the worst parts of the terror (shutting down the gulags, for example) and shifts most of the blame to someone else (such as Beria) while the late dictator gets the Mao treatment...
  14. WI: No August Coup and a surviving Soviet Union

    I've always found the idea of a successful New Union Treaty/surviving Soviet Union fascinating, especially in light of the current Ukraine-Russia crisis. From my (admittedly limited) research on the subject, the August coup attempt by Soviet hardliners is what finally killed the USSR, as it...
  15. FireCrispyHistory

    What if Switzerland and Sweden got involved in World War 2?

    By if they got involved, I mean how they would affect the world if they declared war with or on the Tripartite Pact, or Germany, Italy, and Japan. I would think that if they joined in on the Axis powers' side, then the world would have been different. I would say the PoD is around 1933, where...
  16. Class relations if Soviets start WW2 invade Europe

    Class relations if following happens Soviets conquer Poland in 1920 and industrialise as much in OTL 1941 by TTL 1934 under an alternate leader after Lenin dies earlier and invade just Hitler is fuhrer and quickly sweep Germany and Balkans with deep battle, large numbers and are Stopped at...
  17. WI: Italy stays neutral, Germany invades SU alone

    So, in a scenario inwhich the Italians do not enter WW2 during the fall of France, and thus the African and Balkan campaigns don't happen, how could the Germans fare on their own during and after their invasion of the Soviet Union? As a rule for the thread, Romania and Finland can join the war...
  18. I am kinda stuck with my alternate history Cold War gone hot scenario, I don’t know whether to place it in the 60s or the 80s.

    I want to start a timeline but I don’t know when to place it, I want it To either take place in the 60s or the 80s. Both have their pros and cons and both have their own vibe to them. Hopefully by listing the pros and cons of each that you can decide for me which decade for me to place my...
  19. How many countries could remain communist after the end of the cold war?

    Right now, there are only a hand full of self-declared "Marxist-Leninist" states that remain after the end of the cold war: China, Vietnam, Laos, and Cuba. This has remained the case since the end of the cold war and especially following the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, is there any...
  20. East Germany: Could Walter Ulbricht's New Economic System succeed?

    The dictator of East Germany, Walter Ulbricht, enacted a series of reforms known as the New Economic System from 1963 onward. This program consisted, to put it in a very simplified way, of shifting investments away from heavy industry towards consumer goods and high technology, as well as...
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