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100 Decisions that would have spawned an Alternate History


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Kerney wrote:

137) Battle of Alesia results in the destruction of the Roman Legions in Gaul, Julius Caesar is killed in the battle. End result, no civil war, Pompey is now in charge of Rome, which splinters after his death as regional commanders end up creating Roman 'Republics' in North Africa, Spain and Greece, fighting each other for control of Rome. Gaul remains safe from villa dwelling wine snobs and safe for Beer (and wine) hall drinking barbarians who, while adopting practices from the Mediterranean create a 'Western Civilization' which, over the next 2000 years is much more Celtic/Germanic in flavor then Roman.

*koff* points up a few posts... number 123.. *koff*


141.) Hilter decides to allow the German army to attack at the Battle of Dunkirk and finishes off the Brittish and French forces found there instead of worrying they would get too influencial and having them pull back to allow the Luftwaffe to mop up. Then the fog that comes in does not effect the attack. Germany then crosses the channel defeats England the United States never declares war as Roosevelt seeing that England is out does none of the actions to push the U.S. into the war. Japan never attacks the U.S. because they remain out of the conflict. Later as the Germans get bogged down in the war with the Russians the Japanese are able to truly effect the war forcing the Russians to fight a truly two sided war with no Brittish and American forces to stop them. The Japanese with Russian metal to support their needs decide to then move on to the United States who falls relatively quickly to the combined might of Japanese and German war machines. Later the two nations go to war and leave devesatation between them as neather nation is content to share rule of the world between them.


Alex Martin wrote:

Someone mentioned a technology alternative history, so:

84) Instead of cheating him, Thomas Edison makes good on his promise to Nikola Tesla to pay him $50,000 for his work in improving the direct current system. Tesla doesn't leave the Edison's company, and instead a long partnership develops that combines Tesla's invention genius with Edison's practical applications and business acumen. There is no "war of the currents" with Westinghouse; Edison converts his whole system of electricity with Tesla's help to alternate current. The Continental Edison Company goes on to develop wireless technology for telecommunications; microwave power transmission; and radio astronomy telescopes by the 1920's. In addition, Edison's company becomes the #1 defense contractor in the United States - providing remote controlled, robotic torpedos; VTOL systems for aircraft, and projected energy weapons.

World War I ends more quickly and less bloody after Tesla (who is a proud Serbian) convinces Edison to influence US involvement in the conflict.

~whistles~ Whoa! That would have been AWESOME!!! Tesla is one of my heroes!

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Gruumash wrote:
141.) Hilter decides to allow the German army to attack at the Battle of Dunkirk and finishes off the Brittish and French forces found there instead of worrying they would get too influencial and having them pull back to allow the Luftwaffe to mop up. Then the fog that comes in does not effect the attack. Germany then crosses the channel defeats England the United States never declares war as Roosevelt seeing that England is out does none of the actions to push the U.S. into the war. Japan never attacks the U.S. because they remain out of the conflict. Later as the Germans get bogged down in the war with the Russians the Japanese are able to truly effect the war forcing the Russians to fight a truly two sided war with no Brittish and American forces to stop them. The Japanese with Russian metal to support their needs decide to then move on to the United States who falls relatively quickly to the combined might of Japanese and German war machines. Later the two nations go to war and leave devesatation between them as neather nation is content to share rule of the world between them.

142. In response to the Fall of Britain to NAZI Germany, Roosevelt digs out an old Plan to invade and occupy Canada thus securing North America.

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Whited Sepulcher wrote:
Kerney wrote:

137) Battle of Alesia results in the destruction of the Roman Legions in Gaul, Julius Caesar is killed in the battle. End result, no civil war, Pompey is now in charge of Rome, which splinters after his death as regional commanders end up creating Roman 'Republics' in North Africa, Spain and Greece, fighting each other for control of Rome. Gaul remains safe from villa dwelling wine snobs and safe for Beer (and wine) hall drinking barbarians who, while adopting practices from the Mediterranean create a 'Western Civilization' which, over the next 2000 years is much more Celtic/Germanic in flavor then Roman.

*koff* points up a few posts... number 123.. *koff*

Agreed. However yours focused on the Roman world while I concentrated on the fate of those darn 'Barbarians'. Besides Gaul being safe in the long term from Villa Dwelling wine snobs is a fate the world deserves to have twice over.

Besides, Druidism as the dominant religion in the west is very cool.

143. 1985 Script editor Eric Saward replaces John Nathan Turner as the Producer of Doctor Who. Someone other then Colin Baker is hired as the 6th doctor and the scripts improve. Doctor Who continues into the 90's and a great many more years.

All the Best,

Kerney


Gruumash wrote:
141.) Hilter decides to allow the German army to attack at the Battle of Dunkirk and finishes off the Brittish and French forces found there instead of worrying they would get too influencial and having them pull back to allow the Luftwaffe to mop up. Then the fog that comes in does not effect the attack. Germany then crosses the channel defeats England the United States never declares war as Roosevelt seeing that England is out does none of the actions to push the U.S. into the war. Japan never attacks the U.S. because they remain out of the conflict. <snip>

Isn't it the japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that triggered US committment to the war, and not the other way around?


Napoleon successfully invades Russia and defeats the British at Waterloo. The French then invade and defeat the British, take over their territories and create worldwide francophone hegemony. Napoleonic peace rules the world.


145. The worst fears of several physicists are realized when the atomic bomb test in Alamogordo, NM ignites the planet's atmosphere.

All life on the surface of Earth is extinguished.

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Xabulba wrote:
Napoleon successfully invades Russia and defeats the British at Waterloo. The French then invade and defeat the British, take over their territories and create worldwide francophone hegemony. Napoleonic peace rules the world.

A successful invasion of Russia would have prevented Waterloo. It would not have prevented Napoleon's lack of a navy or his problems in the Iberian Peninsula, or the fact that his foes had figured out, 'don't fight Napoleon, fight his Marshals'.

146. Ogedei Khan does not die in 1242 due to a drinking incident triggering a succession crisis within the Mongal Empire. The success probing attacks of Poland and Hungary are followed up with full scale invasion of western Europe.


147. People decide that they like New Coke.


148. Spurred on by an admixture of love, passion and fear, Jesus publicly marries Mary Magdalene in the days before his death, and she becomes pregnant with his child, who carries on his work with only a little help from his followers. Eventually this establishes a line of Rabbi directly descended from his line. The Catholic and Orthodox churches never develop, as Christianity becomes a strange and relatively minor offshoot of Judaism, popular only with the lower classes.

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M. Balmer wrote:

145. The worst fears of several physicists are realized when the atomic bomb test in Alamogordo, NM ignites the planet's atmosphere.

All life on the surface of Earth is extinguished.

Not all life...


150)circa33 AD. Jeshua ben Yussef leads a popular revolt in Judea which the Romans fail to suppress fully for over 20 years. The continuing insurgency in the East leads the Emperor Claudius to abandon all thoughts of conquering Britannia. As a result the British tribes remain outside the Roman sp[here of influence..The vigourous and hardy warrior race repels all the german invasions in the 4th century.


DoveArrow wrote:
147. People decide that they like New Coke.

I have yet to come across such a bizarre reality in all of the universes I've visited... *hops into another Slider portal*


151: While coming down from Mt. Sinai with the 10 commandments, Moses trips on his robe, falling and breaking his neck. The Jews contiinue their worship of a golden calf and settle the area, not continuing to Israel.


152: Roman inventor Hero decides to try something wacky and attaches chariot wheels to his primitive steam engine. Within 100 years the roman legions are fielding troops in steam powered vehicles to their remote regions using their legendary roads. Rome never falls to invasion from the north as they can get an army anywhere in a day.


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153: An alien space ship never crashes in roswell new mexico in 1947. The military never reverse engineers modern technology from it. Conspiracy nuts have nothing to occupy their time and run for public offfice instead.

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Kerney wrote:
Whited Sepulcher wrote:
Kerney wrote:

137) Battle of Alesia results in the destruction of the Roman Legions in Gaul, Julius Caesar is killed in the battle. End result, no civil war, Pompey is now in charge of Rome, which splinters after his death as regional commanders end up creating Roman 'Republics' in North Africa, Spain and Greece, fighting each other for control of Rome. Gaul remains safe from villa dwelling wine snobs and safe for Beer (and wine) hall drinking barbarians who, while adopting practices from the Mediterranean create a 'Western Civilization' which, over the next 2000 years is much more Celtic/Germanic in flavor then Roman.

*koff* points up a few posts... number 123.. *koff*

Agreed. However yours focused on the Roman world while I concentrated on the fate of those darn 'Barbarians'. Besides Gaul being safe in the long term from Villa Dwelling wine snobs is a fate the world deserves to have twice over.

Kerney

Bah, those barbarians, what have they to offer? Other than their salt evaporation techniques and their metallurgy skills and their creation of sausages (more or less) and their <insert more here>... of course, all incorporated by the Romans! ;-)

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154) Anne Rice decides not to write during college, she gets into partying and tripping (start of hippie era). She does not write Interview with a Vampire. Thereby, no film (hey, no vampire Tom Cruise). This would result with no Masquerade rpg by White Wolf, at least then there's no masquerade larping... goth does not take hold... and then there's no Vampire$ novel (and film), no Underworld film series, no Hellsing manga/anime series, Buffy the vampire slayer is not created, the career of Sarah Michelle Gellar does not happen, Joss Whedon does not create Firefly and no Serenity film... and also he doesn't create Dr Horrible's Sing along blog or Dollhouse, the career of Nathan Fillion does not take hold, also Summer Glau does not get her break nor go on to then star in the Sarah Connors chronicles the good thing... no bloodrayne series (and then that means no to the Uwe Boll film, yeah!), also since Gellar does not have the career, she does not go on with the Scooby Doo film with her husband and instead better folks are casted. Also this string of developments mean no True Blood series, but hey, there's no Twilight series and their twinkling vampires either.

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Whited Sepulcher wrote:


Bah, those barbarians, what have they to offer? Other than their salt evaporation techniques and their metallurgy skills and their creation of sausages (more or less) and their <insert more here>... of course, all incorporated by the Romans! ;-)

Except for a truly western religion as opposed to a middle eastern cult that calls itself western imported by Constantine and as such, a whole way of thinking which we only have broad hints about.

Think about it in the light of the next one.

155) 480 BCE The people of Athens decide to defend their city rather then retreat to Salamis. After Athens is destroyed the Persian complete their conquest of Greece.


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Whited Sepulcher wrote:
154) Anne Rice decides not to write during college, she gets into partying and tripping (start of hippie era). She does not write Interview with a Vampire. Thereby, no film (hey, no vampire Tom Cruise). This would result with no Masquerade rpg by White Wolf, at least then there's no masquerade larping... goth does not take hold... and then there's no Vampire$ novel (and film), no Underworld film series, no Hellsing manga/anime series, Buffy the vampire slayer is not created, the career of Sarah Michelle Gellar does not happen, Joss Whedon does not create Firefly and no Serenity film... and also he doesn't create Dr Horrible's Sing along blog or Dollhouse,

begins construction of time machine


Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Napoleon successfully invades Russia and defeats the British at Waterloo. The French then invade and defeat the British, take over their territories and create worldwide francophone hegemony. Napoleonic peace rules the world.

A successful invasion of Russia would have prevented Waterloo. It would not have prevented Napoleon's lack of a navy or his problems in the Iberian Peninsula, or the fact that his foes had figured out, 'don't fight Napoleon, fight his Marshals'.

Re-write your own history, my fictional version is correct.


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Freehold DM wrote:
begins construction of time machine

Here let me help. I think Nikola Tesla left a flux capacitor around here somewhere. ;-)

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Freehold DM wrote:
Whited Sepulcher wrote:
154) Anne Rice decides not to write during college, she gets into partying and tripping (start of hippie era). She does not write Interview with a Vampire. Thereby, no film (hey, no vampire Tom Cruise). This would result with no Masquerade rpg by White Wolf, at least then there's no masquerade larping... goth does not take hold... and then there's no Vampire$ novel (and film), no Underworld film series, no Hellsing manga/anime series, Buffy the vampire slayer is not created, the career of Sarah Michelle Gellar does not happen, Joss Whedon does not create Firefly and no Serenity film... and also he doesn't create Dr Horrible's Sing along blog or Dollhouse,
begins construction of time machine

Hi! I'm with the Bureau of Time Reconnissance. Please look at this...OK...you will now enjoy Firefly and Serenity.

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General William Mitchell is listened to by the Army Brass, and instead of court marshaling him the Army quickly realizes the potential of Military air power. As such the US is a full 10 years ahead in airplane technology at the start of a much shorter WWII.


I cannot believe we missed this one

157)Teddy Kennedy lets Mary Joe drive leading to....

157a) The CIA still shoot the tyres out only this time Teddy drowns like he was supposed to trapped by the rigged passenger door.

OR

157b) Teddy wins the Democratic nomination and beats Ford hollow..following in JFKs footsteps in dealing with so called hardmen he faces down the Iranians over the Embassy hostages and then wins a second term over Reagans challenge. Reagan is considered too old in 1982 G H W Bush does not become Vice President and his son George W loses any interest in politics.


DM Wellard wrote:
150)circa33 AD. Jeshua ben Yussef leads a popular revolt in Judea which the Romans fail to suppress fully for over 20 years. The continuing insurgency in the East leads the Emperor Claudius to abandon all thoughts of conquering Britannia. As a result the British tribes remain outside the Roman sp[here of influence..The vigourous and hardy warrior race repels all the german invasions in the 4th century.

Ahh Celtic dreams - crush the Sassenach and take back what's ours... I would say that Vespasian, Severus, Domitian, Hadrian would have had a go and would have more likely been willing to go the full genocide. The southern British were already economically part of the Romano-Gallic world. Taking Britain was important in making sure the Gauls weren't stirred up (especially that village with the big fellow with the menhirs and that little fellow with the potion of super-strength).


DM Wellard wrote:
his son George W loses any interest in politics.

And manages to maintain his interest in Chicks, Beer, and Blow.

Scarab Sages

Pope Adrian IV refusing to relieve Henry II Plantagenest from his oath to give up the duchy of Normandy to his brother when he became king of England (near 1155).

France and England experience a long peaceful coexistence instead of being at war most of the time...

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160. Realizing that their Civilization will inevitably fall to the Barbarians the Roman Senate decide to send all their intelectuals to Ireland with as many Legions as they can put together.
Once in Ireland they begin construction of a Fortified City where all will be educated, and all their knowledge stored. Fortresses are constructed around the irish Coast to keep the enemies of Knowledge at bay.

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Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:


A successful invasion of Russia would have prevented Waterloo. It would not have prevented Napoleon's lack of a navy or his problems in the Iberian Peninsula, or the fact that his foes had figured out, 'don't fight Napoleon, fight his Marshals'.

Re-write your own history, my fictional version is correct.

It is nice that you think so. But since you have a way of exploring alternate universes and prove that yours is 'correct', can you tell me where I can lay my hands on such technology. I WANT IT!

yellowdingo wrote:

160. Realizing that their Civilization will inevitably fall to the Barbarians the Roman Senate decide to send all their intelectuals to Ireland with as many Legions as they can put together.

Once in Ireland they begin construction of a Fortified City where all will be educated, and all their knowledge stored. Fortresses are constructed around the irish Coast to keep the enemies of Knowledge at bay.

That's kind of what happened IRL, only they were Irish Monks rather then the Roman Army. Besides, the state of Intellectualism in the late Roman empire was weak, in part because Christianity, decadence, and infighting from within had weakened those traditions, particularly in the West.

There's really good book on the subject called "How the Irish Saved Civilization" by Thomas Cahill.

Anyway, I will do another alternate universe.

160. (Your count is off YellowDingo)October 1980--President Jimmy Carter successfully negotiates the release of the U.S. Hostages in Iran. In the celebration and euporhria, President Carter wins a narrow reelection over Ronald Reagan.

He is succeeded by an ineffective George HW Bush administration in 1984 which looses re election in 1988 to Democrat Gary Hart. Republicans are out of office, only holding the Presidency for a total of 8 years of the last 30.

Reagan dies a mostly forgotten former canidate.

All the Best,

Kerney


Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:


A successful invasion of Russia would have prevented Waterloo. It would not have prevented Napoleon's lack of a navy or his problems in the Iberian Peninsula, or the fact that his foes had figured out, 'don't fight Napoleon, fight his Marshals'.

Re-write your own history, my fictional version is correct.
It is nice that you think so. But since you have a way of exploring alternate universes and prove that yours is 'correct', can you tell me where I can lay my hands on such technology. I WANT IT!

Fiction is always correct. So what I wrote in my Fictional world history is correct. Whatever Fictional history you write is also correct.

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Shinmizu wrote:
DoveArrow wrote:
147. People decide that they like New Coke.
I have yet to come across such a bizarre reality in all of the universes I've visited... *hops into another Slider portal*

Could anyone like Coke-si?? Anywhere??

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Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:


A successful invasion of Russia would have prevented Waterloo. It would not have prevented Napoleon's lack of a navy or his problems in the Iberian Peninsula, or the fact that his foes had figured out, 'don't fight Napoleon, fight his Marshals'.

Re-write your own history, my fictional version is correct.
It is nice that you think so. But since you have a way of exploring alternate universes and prove that yours is 'correct', can you tell me where I can lay my hands on such technology. I WANT IT!
Fiction is always correct. So what I wrote in my Fictional world history is correct. Whatever Fictional history you write is also correct.

+1 But I still want a my own personal TARDIS, and a lesson on how to drive it.

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Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:


A successful invasion of Russia would have prevented Waterloo. It would not have prevented Napoleon's lack of a navy or his problems in the Iberian Peninsula, or the fact that his foes had figured out, 'don't fight Napoleon, fight his Marshals'.

Re-write your own history, my fictional version is correct.
It is nice that you think so. But since you have a way of exploring alternate universes and prove that yours is 'correct', can you tell me where I can lay my hands on such technology. I WANT IT!
Fiction is always correct. So what I wrote in my Fictional world history is correct. Whatever Fictional history you write is also correct.
+1 But I still want a my own personal TARDIS, and a lesson on how to drive it.

+2

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Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:


A successful invasion of Russia would have prevented Waterloo. It would not have prevented Napoleon's lack of a navy or his problems in the Iberian Peninsula, or the fact that his foes had figured out, 'don't fight Napoleon, fight his Marshals'.

Re-write your own history, my fictional version is correct.
It is nice that you think so. But since you have a way of exploring alternate universes and prove that yours is 'correct', can you tell me where I can lay my hands on such technology. I WANT IT!
Fiction is always correct. So what I wrote in my Fictional world history is correct. Whatever Fictional history you write is also correct.
+1 But I still want a my own personal TARDIS, and a lesson on how to drive it.

First off you gotta build a TARDIS.

1. 'A TARDIS is bigger on the Inside'
OPTION A - The TARDIS is built entirely on the outside of a Higgs field. The field is distorted so that there is considerable TARDIS content in a hollow on the Higgs surface.
OPTION B - The TARDIS 'Surface and internals' is a Higgs Field.

Answer: If you chose Option B. You will be further along than most.

That should give you somewhere to start. :)

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yellowdingo wrote:
Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:


A successful invasion of Russia would have prevented Waterloo. It would not have prevented Napoleon's lack of a navy or his problems in the Iberian Peninsula, or the fact that his foes had figured out, 'don't fight Napoleon, fight his Marshals'.

Re-write your own history, my fictional version is correct.
It is nice that you think so. But since you have a way of exploring alternate universes and prove that yours is 'correct', can you tell me where I can lay my hands on such technology. I WANT IT!
Fiction is always correct. So what I wrote in my Fictional world history is correct. Whatever Fictional history you write is also correct.
+1 But I still want a my own personal TARDIS, and a lesson on how to drive it.

First off you gotta build a TARDIS.

1. 'A TARDIS is bigger on the Inside'
OPTION A - The TARDIS is built entirely on the outside of a Higgs field. The field is distorted so that there is considerable TARDIS content in a hollow on the Higgs surface.
OPTION B - The TARDIS 'Surface and internals' is a Higgs Field.

Answer: If you chose Option B. You will be further along than most.

That should give you somewhere to start. :)

You are assuming a higgs field is real or even possible.

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Crimson Jester wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:


A successful invasion of Russia would have prevented Waterloo. It would not have prevented Napoleon's lack of a navy or his problems in the Iberian Peninsula, or the fact that his foes had figured out, 'don't fight Napoleon, fight his Marshals'.

Re-write your own history, my fictional version is correct.
It is nice that you think so. But since you have a way of exploring alternate universes and prove that yours is 'correct', can you tell me where I can lay my hands on such technology. I WANT IT!
Fiction is always correct. So what I wrote in my Fictional world history is correct. Whatever Fictional history you write is also correct.
+1 But I still want a my own personal TARDIS, and a lesson on how to drive it.

First off you gotta build a TARDIS.

1. 'A TARDIS is bigger on the Inside'
OPTION A - The TARDIS is built entirely on the outside of a Higgs field. The field is distorted so that there is considerable TARDIS content in a hollow on the Higgs surface.
OPTION B - The TARDIS 'Surface and internals' is a Higgs Field.

Answer: If you chose Option B. You will be further along than most.

That should give you somewhere to start. :)

You are assuming a higgs field is real or even possible.

A Higgs field is superpositional...Life is Super positional (else you would not straddle multiple realities)...Higgs field = Life...We must immediatly throw Crimson Jester in a Particle accelerator to see if we can seperate out the higgs field...


Awesome thread and if my old home computer hadn't died July 25 I would have jumped in sooner. Anyway...

In the late 990s Leif Ericsson gathers a much larger group of colonists and supplies and lands in numerous spots along the coast of Newfoundland, allowing the Norse to maintain a long term settlement and this forms the basis of a trading (and occasionally raiding) empire that ranges all along the eastern coast of the Americas. The native people are exposed to a lesser disease load from the Norse than they would be from other Europeans and native communities develop resistance to European diseases more effectively so that by the time other European states arrive the natives and the Norse are able to beat them back.


The Apollo 1 fire and continuing trouble in Vietnam slow American work on the moon landing project and in late 1969 the Soviet Union lands the first man (or possibly woman, female cosmonauts first went up in the mid 60s) on the moon.


In the second world war, the Nazis encourage the Japanese to attack the Soviet Union from the east while the European Axis powers attack from the west. Under the combined onslaught the Soviet Union falls and Germany works to complete the occupation of its portion of the Soviet Union and invade England to secure control of Europe, while the Japanese press ahead with invasions of larger areas of China and of the Indian subcontinent. Because the Japanese focused on defeating the Soviet Union, they do not attack Pearl Harbor and the US never enters the war as a full combatant. (This one in some form has already been done but decided to add it anyhow)

As an aside to the above I've noticed that the classics of alt history (Axis victory in the Second World War, the CSA winning the US civil war, Napoleon conquering the world, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire) are all out in full force but then again, cliches aren't necessarily bad


The Mayans carefully observe changes in ecosystems and curb their excesses in deforestation, allowing them to keep their civilization intact and build upon their scientific and cultural achievements, creating a new golden age in Central America.


This next one isn't a decision but the effect could have been incredible. In the ancient ocean over a billion years ago, a new form of life evolves but dies out shortly after, as a result the successors of this life form do not fill the atmosphere with a toxic byproduct of their metabolism and the atmosphere's composition is left as it was, completely altering the direction of life on Earth. The toxic byproduct gas in question? Oxygen.


The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan in 1979 and the western powers provide limited and ineffective assistance to the resistance fighters in the country, allowing the Soviets to consolidate their hold and in the early 1980s the Soviets invade the battered and weakened Islamic Republic of Iran, gaining the Soviets a vast oil reserve, ports on the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea and significant control over the Strait of Hormuz. This new economic lifeblood allows the Soviet Union to strengthen its forces and the Cold War drags on.


Genghis Khan dies before he can unite the Mongol clans. As a result China continues its technological and cultural golden age, eventually colonizing the Americas, while the Muslim states destroy the Crusader states and achieve dominance over the political, economic, scientific, cultural and military sphere across Eastern Europe.


Ramses the II chariot forces wipe out the Hittite advance force at the battle of Qadesh before the Hittites can successfully cross the river. Hittite King Muwatellish's reserves, comprised of forces from the Hittites allies are also cut down. Ramses' forces, emboldened by their victory, continue north, eventually conquering the Hittite Empire and allowing Egypt to stand against the Sea Peoples and Babylonian Empire.

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Steven Purcell wrote:
The Apollo 1 fire and continuing trouble in Vietnam slow American work on the moon landing project and in late 1969 the Soviet Union lands the first man (or possibly woman, female cosmonauts first went up in the mid 60s) on the moon.

I've seen the Soviet Lander...it has room for one man in standing position...

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Steven Purcell wrote:
Genghis Khan dies before he can unite the Mongol clans. As a result China continues its technological and cultural golden age, eventually colonizing the Americas, while the Muslim states destroy the Crusader states and achieve dominance over the political, economic, scientific, cultural and military sphere across Eastern Europe.

Mongol empire under Genghis Khan's Son or grandson? invaded Persia and having put the upper classes to death took the Artisans back to the Sino-Mongol Empire...

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yellowdingo wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
yellowdingo wrote:
Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:
Xabulba wrote:
Kerney wrote:


A successful invasion of Russia would have prevented Waterloo. It would not have prevented Napoleon's lack of a navy or his problems in the Iberian Peninsula, or the fact that his foes had figured out, 'don't fight Napoleon, fight his Marshals'.

Re-write your own history, my fictional version is correct.
It is nice that you think so. But since you have a way of exploring alternate universes and prove that yours is 'correct', can you tell me where I can lay my hands on such technology. I WANT IT!
Fiction is always correct. So what I wrote in my Fictional world history is correct. Whatever Fictional history you write is also correct.
+1 But I still want a my own personal TARDIS, and a lesson on how to drive it.

First off you gotta build a TARDIS.

1. 'A TARDIS is bigger on the Inside'
OPTION A - The TARDIS is built entirely on the outside of a Higgs field. The field is distorted so that there is considerable TARDIS content in a hollow on the Higgs surface.
OPTION B - The TARDIS 'Surface and internals' is a Higgs Field.

Answer: If you chose Option B. You will be further along than most.

That should give you somewhere to start. :)

You are assuming a higgs field is real or even possible.
A Higgs field is superpositional...Life is Super positional (else you would not straddle multiple realities)...Higgs field = Life...We must immediatly throw Crimson Jester in a Particle accelerator to see if we can seperate out the higgs field...

Assuming that gravity exists and is not just a side effect of other forces. Which negates higgs fields and dark matter. :P

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The Hyksos peoples are never deposed from Egyptian rule. There is never a second kingdom. Moses grows up in his family nice and secure with a Hebrew name and a simple migration back to the promised land happens. No great conflict happens and the walls of Jericho never fall. The ruins of the old city walls still stand with the modern city built up around it.

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