And To Think It Might Have Happened: A Ukraine War Timeline
I've been looking for one of these! Here's a good timeline on what would've happened if the War in Donbass/Donetsk escalated into a full-fledged Russo-Ukrainian War and, subsequently, World War III.
Alternate History: World War III 2014
Here's the FT forum thread of that.
Alternate History: Our First Is Their Last: SOS Call From A Dying Civilization: What if we actually did receive an SOS call from a dying alien civilization in 1997? It's a far fetched scenario, but the concept of us coming into contact with a failed civilization fascinates me. We always imagine what if our civilization collapsed and aliens came across the ruins of what we held dear. But what if we reversed the situation? What if failing aliens cried out, and we heard them?
Alternate History: We Found Another Human: What if we found another living human species? In this scenario, I chose Homo naledi because we always hear of Sapiens and Neanderthals coexisting. I wanted to speculate on what if a very primitive, possibly even uncivilizable human species survived to the present day. They're very clearly human, but they can never actually live with us because they are simply far, far too undeveloped, to the point of being little more than bipedal bonobos.
Alternate History: Nineteen Eighty-Four: What if Nineteen Eighty-Four was a history book? There are two scenarios: Oceania in One Country, where Great Britain becomes a North Korea-esque rogue nation, and Tri-State World, where the Party was not lying and there were indeed three superstates forever at war with each other. Again, it seems most 1984 scenarios take the route of Oceania in One Country, so I wanted to give both situations credence.
Alternate History: Indo-Pakistan War in 2008: What if India and Pakistan went to war with each other in 2008? It's a sort of repeat of the Kashmir Sunrise: Hell's Door Opened story, but a lot less hopeless. This is ironic considering India and Pakistan were even more nuclear-capable in 2008 than in 2001. Here, there's actually quite a bit of alternate history going on, and you do need to read the Alt History wiki to understand a bit of it.
History What-If: ABLE ARCHER, and the End of the World '83: What if the Soviet Union acted too hastily in response to the ABLE ARCHER 83 war games? What if what was meant to be a show of force ended in total catastrophe for life on Earth? This is indeed one of history's great "what ifs", right next to the Cuban Missile Crisis, which itself will get a place.