History Main / SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility

6th Apr '16 11:25:12 AM tromag
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The entire Literature/1632 series is touched off by AlienSpaceBats transporting a West Virginia mining town in the year 2000 to central Germany in the 17th century. After the PoD, though, the entire series becomes rock-hard Type I, with a very realistic analysis of the effects of future technology and culture on this era, backed up with obsessive research into both the historical background of the time, and the resources such a town would be likely to have.

to:

* The entire Literature/1632 Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo series is touched off by AlienSpaceBats transporting a West Virginia mining town in the year 2000 to central Germany in the 17th century. After the PoD, though, there's no other intervention and the entire series becomes rock-hard Type I, with a very realistic analysis of the effects of future technology and culture on this era, backed up with obsessive research into both the historical background of the time, and the resources such a town would be likely to have.
6th Apr '16 11:23:43 AM tromag
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The entire Literature/1632 series is touched off by AlienSpaceBats transporting a West Virginia mining town in the year 2000 to central Germany in the 17th century. After the PoD, though, the entire series becomes rock-hard Type I, with a very realistic analysis of the effects of future technology and culture on this era, backed up with obsessive research into both the historical background of the time, and the resources such a town would be likely to have.
19th Mar '16 2:19:03 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Turned into the game "Counterfactuals" in an episode of ''TheBigBangTheory''. A single thing in history is changed, and the players are expected to answer a question about the future/history based on that. They must be prepared to defend their answer. Of course invented by Sheldon and Amy.

to:

* Turned into the game "Counterfactuals" in an episode of ''TheBigBangTheory''.''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. A single thing in history is changed, and the players are expected to answer a question about the future/history based on that. They must be prepared to defend their answer. Of course invented by Sheldon and Amy.
24th Feb '16 4:46:23 PM lorgskyegon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Turned into the game "Counterfactuals" in an episode of ''TheBigBangTheory''. A single thing in history is changed, and the players are expected to answer a question about the future/history based on that. They must be prepared to defend their answer. Of course invented by Sheldon and Amy.
--> '''Amy''': In a world where rhinoceroses are domesticated pets, who wins the Second World War
--> '''Sheldon''': Uganda.
--> '''Amy''': Defend.
--> '''Sheldon''': Kenya rises to power on the export of rhinoceroses. A Central African power bloc is formed, colonizing North Africa and Europe. When war breaks out, no on ecan afford the luxury of a rhino. Kenya Withers, Uganda triumphs.
--> '''Amy''': Correct. My turn.
8th Jan '16 6:24:37 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SpikeTV's "Alternate History" special. With a point of divergence that starts with a successful repelling of the Normandy invasion due to an unexplained influx of jet aircraft on the German side, Nazi Germany manages to completely turn the tide of the war, and conquer both the United Kingdom and the United States. The Soviet Union also doesn't seem to exist in this timeline.

to:

* SpikeTV's Creator/SpikeTV's "Alternate History" special. With a point of divergence that starts with a successful repelling of the Normandy invasion due to an unexplained influx of jet aircraft on the German side, Nazi Germany manages to completely turn the tide of the war, and conquer both the United Kingdom and the United States. The Soviet Union also doesn't seem to exist in this timeline.
8th Oct '15 6:37:13 AM Mackus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek: TOS]]'' episode "The City on the Edge of Forever," where Kirk and Spock going back in time and keeping one particular pacifist activist from dying somehow causes the Nazis to win WWII, because her activism keeps the U.S. out of the war until it's too late. That was ''really'' happening in real history; strong, organized pacifist and isolationist movements were very influential over the American public and many American politicians in the early years of WWII, which is why it took an Axis attack on American soil to get the U.S. to enter the war. However, all the pacifist speeches in the world weren't going to make any difference after Pearl Harbor.

to:

* The ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek: TOS]]'' episode "The City on the Edge of Forever," where Kirk and Spock going back in time and keeping one particular pacifist activist from dying somehow causes the Nazis to win WWII, because her activism keeps the U.S. out of the war until it's too late. That was ''really'' happening in real history; strong, organized pacifist and isolationist movements were very influential over the American public and many American politicians in the early years of WWII, which is why it took an Axis attack on American soil to get the U.S. to enter the war. However, all the While no amount of pacifist speeches in the world weren't going to make any difference after Pearl Harbor.Harbor, sufficiently early POD would butterfly Pearl Harbor attack altogether. Japanese attacked due to American embargo starving Japan of Oil and other raw materials. Its possible that with USA pacifist movement sufficiently strong, there would be no embargo, or Japan would be confident that attacking Dutch Indonesia for alternate oil supply would not trigger American declaring war (USA wasn't going to war over Indonesia IOTL, but Japanese didn't knew that), and would see no need to "strike first".
23rd Sep '15 5:28:09 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''HowFewRemain'': The first book in [[Creator/HarryTurtledove Turtledove's]] ''{{Timeline-191}}'' series explores a vividly realistic 19th century following a southern victory in the American Civil War.

to:

* ''HowFewRemain'': ''Literature/HowFewRemain'': The first book in [[Creator/HarryTurtledove Turtledove's]] ''{{Timeline-191}}'' series explores a vividly realistic 19th century following a southern victory in the American Civil War.
19th Sep '15 5:07:55 PM AltSteve90
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** In defense of the author of said TL, however, it can be quite plausibly argued that allowing the existence of people similar to OTL is not necessarily, by itself, handwaving the butterfly effect, and in some cases, may actually be *more* plausible than total butterflies, depending on the scenario.
17th Sep '15 11:39:13 AM SeanOHara
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Resurrection Day'' by Brendan DuBois takes place a decade after the Cuban Missile Crisis ended in a nuclear war. Unsurprisingly the United States has turned into a dystoian society under strict military control and greatly in debt to Great Britain. [[note]]The fact that Western Europe managed to sit out the war unharmed is the most implausible element of the timeline.[[/note]] The antagonist is a CaptainErsatz for [[GeneralRipper Curtis LeMay]] who's managed to cover up his role in escalating the war and shifted the blame to the dead JFK.
17th Sep '15 11:26:20 AM SeanOHara
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''When Angels Wept'' looks at what would've happened in the Cuban Missile Crisis had spun out of control. The author, Eric Swedin, is a history professor, and the book presents itself as a genuine history book written by an Australian several decades later.
This list shows the last 10 events of 201. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility