ahc

  1. Futurist

    AHC: Create the largest realistic 20th century Russia-**** you can think of

    Here is a fun AHC for you: Create the largest realistic 20th century Russia-waank you can think of. Basically, try to expand Russia as much as possible and to make Russia as wealthy as possible by the end of the 20th century. Also, please do this without Bolshevism; indeed, Russia would have...
  2. Wolfpaw

    A Supremer Court

    How could the Supreme Court--rather than the Congress or the Presidency--emerge as the dominant branch of the United States government? What changes in history could have led to the emergence of a kritarchy, or even a krytocracy, in the United States?* My first instinct would be some change in...
  3. Underlankers

    AHC: Robert E. Lee in command of the Army of Tennessee:

    How would Mr. Lee have done commanding Bragg's army? Keep in mind that in no campaign Bragg commanded the same set of subordinates twice. That army early on developed a habit of undermining the orders of its superiors, and was never satisfied with anyone in the high command position. That army...
  4. Underlankers

    AHC: Joe Johnston as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia:

    The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to have Joe Johnston never get injured/sick and to command the Army of Northern Virginia for the duration of the equivalent to our Civil War from first shots in Virginia to last. What happens if a man instrumental in the anti-Davis bloc commands...
  5. Underlankers

    AHC: The endgame of WWI without the Bolsheviks/Brest-Litovsk:

    For the sake of the thread, I invoke the MST3K Mantra - Television Tropes & Idioms. If there is no separate Russian Peace in 1918, but there is an ongoing war between Germany and Russia, what happens to the WWI endgame? No 1918 offensives on the model of Michael, Georgette, Blucher-Yorck and...
  6. Underlankers

    AHC: Dara Shikoh, Mughal Emperor:

    Suppose that Aurangzeb and the other sons of Shah Jahan lose the War of Succession to Dara Shikoh. What does a Mughal Empire ruled by this particular descendant of the Timurid Dynasty turn into? Would he keep it as a powerful juggernaut or was someone like Shivaji the product of forces...
  7. Underlankers

    AHC: Soviets enter WWII in the summer of 1940:

    The challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to get Stalin to approve rescinding the M-R Pact and attacking Hitler right when he's starting Operation Yellow. What happens to Germany if it has to fight a two-front war right from the get-go? I invoke Bellisario's Maxim in terms of the...