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  1. No Leningrad Affair?

    The Leningrad Affair was a purge of Soviet politicians and public officials based in the city of Leningrad who had become heroes thanks to the siege it endured during WW2. Around 2.000 public officials lost their positions and were exiled to Siberia while the more prominent leaders, such as...
  2. WI: Socialist Realism not made official art style of USSR

    I was reading up on the history of Soviet art, and a pretty obvious question came to me: what would it be like if the USSR never adopted the "Socialist Realist" art style as official, and therefore never suppressed alternative art styles? If you don't know, after the Russian revolution a variety...
  3. SunKing105

    WI: Soviets escape Kiev encirclement?

    The Battle of Kiev was one of the largest battles of the Eastern Front and the largest encirclement in military history up to that point, where the 5th, 26th, 37th, and 38th armies lost a huge amount of manpower and material, and Kiev was captured. The Stavka refused to allow efforts to break...
  4. Best case for Russia/USSR after 1917

    With a PoD of around March 1917 (when Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne of Russia), what would have been the best possible outcome for the Russian Empire/Soviet Union by the close of the 20th century? Avoiding war and/or keeping the USSR intact is not required if you do not feel it is...
  5. W.I F-12B in USAF service

    The F-12B showed a lot of promise for an interceptor then it much faster than some jet fighters of it's time. But McNamara held up the funding for three years, and then it was canceled in 1968. But what if the the F-12B hadn't been held up? Instead the program continued and 93 production F-12B...
  6. Alternate strategies used by the germans post Stalingrad?

    What if after the disaster at Stalingrad, the German army and my extension Hitler adopted a more cautious strategy after the fiasco, not to win but force the eastern front into a stalemate? What could the Germans have tried? What would be resulting arms race be like? What would be the effect...
  7. Plausibility Check: USSR and Weimar Germany partition Poland in 1920

    Like it says on the tin. Assuming the USSR wins the Battle of Warsaw and basically conquers Poland, would they partition it with the Weimar Republic in exchange for diplomatic recognition or something similar? Let's say the latter gets bits of Silesia, the Corridor and Posen, basically restoring...
  8. Russophone East Asian nation in Manchuria region ?

    I have this strange Alternate History TL idea that is been on my mind for some time. The premise is a Russophone East Asian nation and a former Soviet republic situated between China, Russia and North Korea. It comprised of Northeast China and Eastern Inner Mongolia with the population of over...
  9. Aloha

    AHC: Germany, Italy, and Japan all communist

    I know this might sound hard to achieve, but how can you get the three countries that would come to form the Axis Powers in OTL to become communist at a similar space of time before a potential WW2 (if it would exist in this scenario), while still having the USSR exist? Try not to go "ASB" or...
  10. President Sunflower

    How much Video Games, Anime, Manga would be changed if Soviet Union Nuked Japan instead of America while America is the one who invades Japan.

    Okay, I may not be Pro-Soviet Union person but What if Soviet Union nuked 2 parts of Japan like Kyoto and Tokyo During WW2 with America invading Japan. How would Anime, Manga, Video Games be different if The roles were reversed? Discuss.
  11. Gukpard

    How would Zhdanov leads the USSR?

    Andrei Zhdanov was the expected sucessor of Josef Stalin, but he died years before his master due his extreme alcoholism and became a historical footnote. By having the (improbably) PoD of him controlling his drinking (near ASB, but there is no history otherwise), and having Stalin to die on a...
  12. WhiteDragon25

    What Would've Been The Best Sequence of Leaders for the Soviet Union to Survive to Modern Day?

    We all know the general timeline of Soviet leaders from 1917 to 1991: first Lenin, then Stalin, after him comes Khrushchev, Brezhnev after that, Andropov and a couple others in quick succession who didn't live long enough to make an impact, and finally Gorbachev, who had the ignominious honor of...
  13. President Sunflower

    How would The leadership of trotsky play out in 1924 regarding Soviet Union?

    When Alternatehistoryhub asked a "What if Trotsky Come to Power?" on Youtube. what would happen in the alternate timeline where trotsky comes to power? Would Soviet Union still be Communist? how would Trotsky pull a Stalin on france, united Kingdom and possibly Germany & america? how would WWII...
  14. pls don't ban me

    Mussolini doesn't "invade" Greece consequences

    Hi! I know there have been a lot of threads about this event but generally everyone speaks about the effect on Barbarossa and survival of Italian Libya. My main question is what happens to Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, both dragged in the war because of the Italian Invasion. Both countries were...
  15. JustinianTheGrand

    Challenge: Make Ronald Reagan become Premier of the Soviet Union realistically

    Ronald Reagan has had a great effect on American and Global Politics, He along with Margaret Thatcher ushered in the modern age of Neoliberalism, which has had a...mixed...effect on the world. But what if rather than Ronald Reagan coming to be president of the United States he rose to be the...
  16. WI: Successful anti-Soviet insurgency after Stalin's death?

    What realistic chance could've there been an anti-Soviet insurgency after Stalin's death in 1953? Like is there a realistic scenario where the Soviet citizens actually go against the government and possibly successfully overthrowing it right after the death of Stalin? If that happened, how would...
  17. AHC: Communist Japan Pre-WW2

    If it isn't entirely ASB, is there any possibility for a communist Japan NOT involving a Soviet puppet state?
  18. KingOnTheEdge

    DBWI: Japan Didn't Go Communist?

    After ww1, Japan felt cheated out of expansion in Asia when Britain and France split German colonies in Asia, especially when Britain took the Kiautschou Bay concession for themselves. This started a wave of anti-western anger in Japan and rage that they'd fought and died for nothing, which with...
  19. Grishin's Soviet Union

    Mikhail Gorbachev's rise to power as Leader of the USSR was one of the most consequential events in world history since 1945. No other Soviet Leader would have been quite so radical in domestic reforms - including allowing open criticism of the regime, no other leader would have stood by and not...
  20. WI: Yeltsin becomes president of USSR

    What is a realistic chance if Yeltsin became the president of USSR replacing Gorbachev and implementing disastrous reforms for the whole country as it happened OTL? Keep in mind, a lot of Soviet citizens at that time were against the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union may have...
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