what if

  1. WI: Bond crew dies in BOAC Flight 911

    According to TV Tropes, Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman, Ken Adam, Lewis Gilbert, and Freddie Young were in Japan finishing scouting for You Only Live Twice, when they learnt of a show they wanted to see so much they cancelled a flight. That flight was BOAC Flight 911, and it crashed near...
  2. WI: France Successfully Receives Charles the Bold's Burgundy With At Most Minimal Bloodshed

    Instead of constantly alienating Charles the Bold of Burgundy whose daughter eventually married Maximillian Habsburg, what if Louis XI of France pursues a better approach that gets Charles to marry off his daughter to Louis's son? Assuming France manages to receive Burgundy that way, how is the...
  3. WI: Henry III of England Does Better in Trying to Conquer France

    Henry III of England tried to reconquer the lost territories in France his father John I lost to the French. Unfortunately for him his attempts at retaking those lands ended up in failure every single time. However if Henry III does a better job and enjoys some better success (does not have to...
  4. Thomas Cromwell lives to see the Rough Wooing and the Italian War of 1542–1546

    What would Thomas Cromwell's role have been during the Rough Wooing or Henry VIII's second invasion of France if he would have never been executed? Would there have even been any wars at all?
  5. Heinrich Himmler at Nuremberg?

    Inspired by this thread, I decided to ask what would happen if another top Nazi had been tried at Nuremberg. Unlike with Goebbels, not much has to change to keep Himmler alive for the Nuremberg trials. Maybe his cyanide pill doesn't work or is found by his captors before he can bite it. While I...
  6. WI: Justinian flees during the Nika Riots

    What if Justinian Fled Constantinople during the Nika riots ? Who would succeed him? Can he retake the throne at any point?
  7. Strong Voting Rights Act passed in 1961

    Let's say a strong voting rights act is passed by Kennedy or LBJ (because of early Kennedy killing) in 1961. How much of the political landscape does that change particularly in the south? Would the dixiecrats be able to use the threat of going third party or party switching since the black vote...
  8. WI: Alexander Hamilton duels James Monroe

    Alexander Hamilton famously met his death in a duel with Aaron Burr. But he came very close to dueling another famous figure. During the Reynolds affair, Hamilton accused James Monroe of leaking documents that incriminated him. In retaliation, Monroe challenged Hamilton to a duel. Ironically, it...
  9. WI: Josiah Tongogara lives

    During the Lancaster House Agreement negotiations, ZANLA commander Josiah Tongogara was a crucial moderating force who openly favored unity between ZANU and rival nationalist group ZAPU, an idea notably opposed by Robert Mugabe. Many expected that Tongogara would become president in the general...
  10. WI : No Vijayanagara Empire

    What if the Vijaynagara empire never existed ? what would be its effects on the Delhi Sultanate and Colonialism in India?
  11. TobyTerbium123

    WI: The Sega Saturn was a failure in Japan

    The Sega Saturn is a home video game console developed by Sega and released in 1994 in Japan and 1995 in both North America and Europe as the fifth-generation successor to the Sega Mega Drive (or the Sega Genesis in North America). It was a success in Japan, with it having sold 5.75 million...
  12. TobyTerbium123

    WI: Sony entered the console market earlier

    I'm sure that most of us know about Sony. Founded in 1946 in Japan, it's one of the world's largest manufacturers of electronic products, one of the world's largest music companies, one of the world's largest film studios, making it one of the most comprehensive media companies. Sony first...
  13. TobyTerbium123

    WI: Mario was a Sega franchise

    I'm sure that most of us know about the Mario franchise by Nintendo, starring that Italian plumber who goes on adventures with his brother Luigi and their sidekick Yoshi and saves his love interest Princess Peach from the evil Bowser, right? Well, the question here is what if Mario was a Sega...
  14. WI: Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil was born male

    What if Dom Pedro II's firstborn surviving child, Princess Isabel, had been a boy?
  15. AHC/WI: South Korea as a Game Developer Heaven

    I know I maybe wrong, but compared to Japan and US/Canada South Korea has never really had a big game developer a la Nintendo or Microsoft. With a POD of 1980, change this. TBH, I think Samsung could easily e a good candidate for it in the 1990s and 2000's.
  16. MegaToon1234

    WI: Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) was split into two separate projects?

    Inspired by this.: https://www.deviantart.com/abbysek/art/What-if-Super-Mario-Bros-2-USA-was-split-into-two-890966022 You know the story of how Super Mario Bros. 2 was different depending on where’s you are at, whether it be the Lost Levels (the Japanese SMB2) or an edited version of Doki-Doki...
  17. MegaToon1234

    WI: The Xbox One was a failure

    Y’all remember that one thing in E3 2013 with that one Xbox One announcement, right? Well, it has gone through an overly negative reception because of that, but since Microsoft changed the Xbox One up a bit before release, it started to slowly improve, and of course, did it sell so well? That’s...
  18. TobyTerbium123

    WI: The Nintendo Switch was a failure

    I'm sure that most of us know about the Nintendo Switch. It's a hybrid console that was released in 2017 after the failure of the Wii U and has since became a success, with it and the Nintendo Switch Lite having sold more than 89 million units worldwide. So, what if the Nintendo Switch was a...
  19. TobyTerbium123

    WI: Seth MacFarlane boarded American Airlines Flight 11

    I'm sure that you guys know about Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. Well, on the morning of the 11th of September, 2001, Seth MacFarlane was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston. However, with a incorrect...
  20. Hulkster'01

    WI: Daffy Duck was the mascot of Looney Tunes instead of Bugs Bunny?

    What if, instead of Bugs Bunny, Daffy was the mascot of Looney Tunes? It makes more sense to me, since he's early character was exactly looney (till Chuck decided to ruin it) and Bugs, to me, doesn't seem looney. So what if the "crazy" version of Daffy survived and had become the mascot of the...