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  1. WI: Eisner promotes Katzenberg

    While it may be hard to believe nowadays, there was a time when former Disney CEO Michael Eisner was universally hailed as one of the film industry's true greats. Brought in by Roy E. Disney and Sid Bass to save The Walt Disney Company and replace Ron W. Miller, he turned the company's fortunes...
  2. WI: JFK assassinated... in 1960

    In 1960, a retired postal worker named Richard Paul Pavlick attempted to assassinate president-elect John F. Kennedy. On December 11, he had an opportunity to blow up Kennedy with a car bomb, but balked because Kennedy's wife and children were nearby. He was arrested before he could try again...
  3. WI: The Mauryan Empire adopts the phalanx infantry of the Macedonians after Chandragupta meets Alexander?

    A brief overview of how North Indian military worked from the ancient to early medieval period. I feel like this is important before I talk about the WI scenario: There were 4 main units: elephants, charioteers, cavalry, and infantry. The infantry consisted of very well equipped bowmen with...
  4. WI: Sebastian of Portugal marries Margaret of France
    Threadmarks: Chapter One - The Betrothal

    Since he was very young, the subject of the marriage of King Sebastian I of Portugal was one of much discussion at the court of the Paço da Ribeira. Shortly after his birth, which happened two weeks after the death of his father, Fernando Abarca Maldonado, a doctor who had come with Joanna of...
  5. WI: Suge Knight stays in the NFL?

    Before he was famous as a music industry executive (and notorious as a violent psycho), Suge Knight was a football (or handegg) player. Though he did get invited to the Los Angeles Rams training camp after college, he was cut by them during camp (but he would become a replacement player during...
  6. WI: Zeng Guofan rebels against the Qing dynasty

    To help the Qing government put down the Taiping Rebellion, a Hunanese official named Zeng Guofan raised the Xiang Army, a massive force from his home province completely loyal to him. By the time the rebellion was crushed, the Qing dynasty had almost no military force left, and relied almost...
  7. MegaToon1234

    A Hedgehog in the Big N (Sonic Team at Nintendo)
    Threadmarks: The Introduction

    From the creator of Nintendo's New Groove comes an alternate timeline thread set in a completely different alternate timeline from NNG! Now let’s get to see what we have here! You may know how Sega is on the top as of the early 1990s with their Sega Genesis, what with the development process on...
  8. MegaToon1234

    Nintendo WI: What if Arm Wrestling Gets an NES Game?

    Did you know that there is a Punch-Out spin-off known as "Arm Wrestling"? It's released in 1985 on the arcades. It's kinda like Punch-Out, but with Arm Wrestling. You know, imagine this. What if Arm Wrestling gets an NES game just like Punch-Out did? I heard the controls are easy to translate...
  9. WI: Emperor Nymphidius Sabinus

    Nymphidius Sabinus was a Praetorian prefect who played a crucial role in the downfall of Emperor Nero by persuading the Praetorian Guard to desert him. Between Nero's death and Galba's arrival in Rome, he tried to take the throne for himself. Unfortunately for him, nobody took his claim...
  10. What if the SNES-CD was made by Philips?

    In case you have no clue what I'm talking about, the SNES-CD might have been a plan between Nintendo and Sony, but Nintendo ditched Sony in order to work on that project with Philips instead, given that through the CES 1991. But the outcome was unfortunately the Philips CD-i and the YTP-bait...
  11. Stenz

    PC: An East Prussian - Lithuanian Union?

    What if in the aftermath of WWI, the Entente had merged East Prussia with Lithuania as part of the Treaty of Versailles? The Lithuanians would receive a larger population, the Poles would be less likely to try revanchist schemes (or would they?) and the Soviets would see the new nation as less...
  12. Stenz

    WI: Effects on Indian Cricket if a different Partition in the 40s?

    With the various cricket threads recently, I've had a thought... With a different partition of India in the post-WWII era (I’ve bodged a quick map together below) what would be the effect on Indian cricket? Would the various Indian teams be weaker, would one of them have a broadly similar...
  13. WI: No Affair of the Diamond Necklace

    The Affair of the Diamond Necklace was a significant scandal during the reign of Louis XVI of France, where a con woman's attempt to bilk as much money as possible out of a gullible Cardinal combined with some jewelers' increasing desperation to sell a white elephant of a project resulted in a...
  14. WI: Robert Johnson survived

    Robert Johnson was undoubtedly one of the most influential musicians to ever live. While he didn't create the genre of blues, he fundamentally transformed it. Not only did he have a profound impact on blues, his music helped to shape genres that sprouted after his death, perhaps most notably...
  15. SunKing105

    WI: Potato reaches Mesoamerica?

    The potato, the humble spud, developed in the foothills of the Andes, was a major staple crop there. It is way more nutritious and provides more calories per acre than many other staple crops. What if it had reached Mesoamerica in the Pre-Columbian period? The challenge is to get them across the...
  16. WI: Jack Kirby lives to 100

    Much like Walt Disney and Osamu Tezuka, Jack Kirby was an artist who was not only legendary, but one who had such a profound impact on the medium he worked in that it would be unrecognizable without him and his influence. Frank Miller famously went so far as to say that the history of comics...
  17. WI: Hermann Goering never develops his morphine addiction

    During the Beer Hall Putsch, Hermann Goering suffered a bullet wound to his leg. The treatment he received caused him to become addicted to morphine, an addiction that would persist until the last year of his life. Many historians believe that his addiction adversely affected his performance...
  18. WI: Dellacroce succeeds Gambino

    On October 15, 1976, Carlo Gambino, died of a heart attack. At first glance, he may have seemed like a charming old Italian immigrant. And he was. But he was also the cunning and ruthless boss of the Gambino crime family, which had become perhaps the most powerful organized crime group in...
  19. WI:Italy helps the Central Powers

    In our timeline Italy declined to help the Central Powers during WW1 ,and in 1915 they joined the Entente.But what if they do help Germany?Will almost nothing change or will this change the war entirely?
  20. MegaToon1234

    Nintendo's New Groove: An Alternate Nintendo Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Beginning of a New Groove

    Somewhere, in the early 1980s, Atari and Nintendo had plans for releasing the Famicom outside of Japan. But due to some unfortunate setbacks such as the Great Video Game Crash of 1983, something involving Coleco showing a demonstration of a prototype of Donkey Kong for its forthcoming Coleco...
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