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I was going to create a thread to discuss this story;

 

http://www.alternate...ad.php?t=164027

 

"Protect and Survive", yet another nuclear World War III scenario set in the '80s. Instead, I've decided to create a thread dedicated to alternate history. Tales that need more in-depth discussion will obviously get their own thread, but this is something that's needed.

 

 

Here are some older threads

 

"Alternate history" by wjfox

 

"History What-Ifs" by Guyverman1990

 

"Alternate History: The Native American Empires" by EVanimations

 

"The Kashmir Sunrise: Nuclear War in 2001" by myself


And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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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.


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https://www.youtube....rnateHistoryHub



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I know it's not to do with the original WW3 scenario, but speaking of alternate history, has anyone here seen The Man in the High Castle? If not, it's an excellent show on Amazon about a post-WW2 USA carved up between the Nazis in the East and the Japanese in the West, I definitely recommend it.


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I have a really good scenario. What would happen if humans were 3 feet tall. Think about it. Our whole society will change. Hell even civilization.

 

 

I still can't believe this is me.


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I'm shifting gears. This is no longer the thread to post Alternate History thoughts; instead, this will be an Alternate History Hub. Any alternate history threads that are created will be posted here instead so that they can be easily found.

 

Why not the other way? Well imagine if I post a good scenario to discuss. We discuss it for 20 posts. Then Outlook posts a good scenario, and we discuss it for 20 posts. StanleyAlexander posts a good scenario. We discuss it for 20 posts.

 

Problem? I posted first; there were 5 posts. Then Outlook posted; maybe 14 posts happen, but many were about my posts. Then Stanley posts.

 

That's not even considering the idea that we post several scenarios, or that others post scenarios. It becomes a flustercuck!

 

So unless the admin create an Alternate History subforum, this is going to act as the general hub for it all.


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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.
 
 
New crop!
 
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.


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A new crop!
 
What if Operation Barbarossa never happened?: Exactly what it says on the tin. What if Adolf Hitler didn't go through with Operation Barbarossa? How greatly would this change World War II? 
 
Alternate History: A Pre-Industrial 2016 AD: Another Alien Space Bats alternate history scenario, but one worth asking. What if the Industrial Revolution never took place? What if AD 2016 resembled AD 1516?
 
Communists win Germany: After World War I, Germany was on the ropes. What if the communists had done it and managed to take Germany and allied with the Soviet Union? 
 
Alternate History: Green Antarctica: Antarctica isn't the southernmost point of the world, meaning parts of this desolate continent are habitable by humans. Tasmanian tribes manage to get to Antarctica. Just how different would the world be if we came across tribes living in Antarctica? 
 
Alternate History: Nazi Victory: The Nazis prevail over the Allies and Communists. What does this mean for the world? For other members of the Axis powers? Is Nazi Germany capable of sustaining itself, or is their ideology simply too chaotic to keep the Third Reich standing?
 
Alternate History: Yellowstone Erupts!: Yellowstone National Park is known to be a supervolcano, one of the world's largest. If it were to blow, human civilization might be dealt a death blow. So let's imagine— what if it did blow? What if this caldera collapsed and exploded in the largest blast in human history? It's not pretty.
  
Alternate History: What if the Soviets Landed on the Moon First?: The space race was fierce, but the Soviets never lost their advantage and managed to get to Luna before America could send astronauts there. This is a crushing blow to the American psyche, but it only drives us to keep going, finding some way to one-up the Soviets. This may even mean we manage to go to Mars by 1980. So let's debate— just how different would space exploration efforts be if the USSR got to the moon first?
 
Alternate History: The North American Technate vs. The World: After the Great Depression wrecks the global economy, nations everywhere flirt with totalitarian ideologies. President Roosevelt is halted by political gridlock in Washington, allowing for the Technocrats to become the ruling party in America. But what does that entail? How different will the world be when four different ideologies— capitalism, socialism, fascism, and technocracy— clash?

 

Alternate History: World War III in 1962, aka "The Cuban Missile War": I've been meaning to post this one for months now, yet I never got around to it. So here it is— the Cuban Missile Crisis becomes World War III, and nuclear war begins. Human civilization is wrecked, almost beyond repair, and this three day world war creates an existential crisis for humanity. Watch the tension escalate and explode! And then read about the morose, somber aftermath...


And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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Some more scenarios that have popped up.

Alternate History: What if the Cold War Went Nuclear?
 
Alternate History: What if Stalin Never Came to Power? What If Trotsky Did?

Alternate History: Hannibal Barca Defeats Rome 
 
Alternate History: World War III in the '90s

Alternate History: The Anglo/American Nazi War — A Far Worse World War II


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Some more!

 

Alternate History: What if the Internet never existed?

 

Alternate History: King Joseph I of Holland

 

 
 

And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.






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