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    United States New Zoomer Rep Max Frost. Is the 'Wild in the Streets' Prophecy coming true? Are the Zoomers sending us over 35ers to LSD camps next?

    I found it quite amusing the new 25 year old first Zoomer Congressman Maxwell Alejandro Frost of Florida basically shares the same name as the Youth Supremacist President Max Frost in the 1968 dystopian speculative fiction film 'Wild in the Streets...
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    United States What systems is systemic racism comprised of? What have systems engineers said about systemic racism solutions?

    Things I've seen and read about systemic racism place importance on racism not being an individual prejudice of individuals inflicting harm in individual cases, but racist institutions producing and reproducing racist outcomes. As one radio host put it, how do you know what business a factory...
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    Are there many people changing from their gender at birth among your acquaintances?

    I wanted to compared experiences and thoughts. I am an American in my late 40s, married and childless. Something I've noticed just over the last five years has been that among friends of mine or my wife or second order friends through my who have children approaching or gone through puberty age...
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    Why have European Islamic communities generated more terrorists and terrorist attacks than North American Islamic communities or families?

    Why have European Islamic communities generated more terrorists and terrorist attacks than North American Islamic communities or families? Is it because of different base population sizes to begin with? More discrimination in Europe to react against? A different, narrower political Overton...
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    Pacific Hermitage - a refuge for battered nations -the teleportation of Ireland and Korea

    1531 - Just before Henry VIII sends the expedition to Ireland to crush the revolt of the Earl of Kildare, Ireland disappears, teleported to the northern Pacific, around the western end of the Aleutian island chain. How does Europe develop with Ireland simply vanished? How does Ireland develop...
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    AHC: French Indochina is never Japanese occupied in WWII

    Here is the challenge- there must be a World War Two with American and Soviet theaters in Europe against Germany, and American and Soviet theaters (even if brief) against Japan in the Asia-Pacific. However, in contrast to OTL, French Indochina never ends up Japanese occupied during this war.
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    Without WWII happening, Germany beating France, and 'wounding' the USSR by invading it, the USSR would have been naturally set to rule over Europe

    Every now and then I've seen a theory on alternate history or historical discussion boards that can be distilled this way, "without WWII happening, Germany beating France, and 'wounding' the USSR by invading it, the USSR would have been naturally set to rule over Europe, in time." Is this...
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    What if the Turkish Republic of Oct 1, 1924 is ISOT back 50 years, or 100 years?

    What if the Turkish Republic of Oct 1, 1924 is ISOT back to Oct 1,1874 (shortly before the Bosnia-Bulgaria revolts and war with Russia) , or to Oct 1 1824 (during the Greek independence war, before foreign military intervention, but after the first British loan)? We once before had an Erdogan...
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    Would the Netherlands have fallen to the Soviet camp & would it have been so bad, if the US unequivocally supported Indonesian independence in 1945?

    What if Australia and the United States unequivocally recognized the independence of the Indonesian republic from VJ-Day on, over the entire former Dutch East Indies? What if the two countries opposed Dutch reclamation of the territory from the very beginning and supported immediate...
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    What if Bulgaria joined Mussolini's 1940 attack on Greece?

    What if Bulgaria joined Mussolini's 1940 attack on Greece, either as part of a premeditated simultaneous assault, or as an inspired, newly recruited ally within 4 weeks of the Italians starting the attack. How does that change the Italo-Greek war and subsequent events in the Balkans?
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    What if Mussolini invaded Yugoslavia in October 1940 instead of Greece?

    What if Mussolini invaded Yugoslavia at the end of October1940 instead of Greece? Let's assume that any of the build-up of forces, and build up of tensions or demands that occurred vis-a-vis Greece in earlier October and possibly September is directed toward Yugoslavia rather than Greece, for...
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    Re-run: DBWI: No War in Siberia

    This is a re-run of an old DBWI thread from soc.history.what-if by the late Raymond Speer.
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    What if every Cold War POTUS is SI’ed from their last day as POTUS to inauguration day

    Option 1. Hot Take: For each One from Truman to Bush I, consider What if every Cold War POTUS is SI’ed from their last day as POTUS to inauguration day Option 2. Long Take: For each President from Truman to Bush, SI them from their last moments of living reasonable memory, and cognitive...
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    ISOT Indochina ISOT'ed from November 28th, 1983 to November 28th, 1963

    Indochina - Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Kampuchea, Laos, are all ISOT'ed from November 28th 1983, back to November 28th, 1963. No foreign military personnel go back in time with the Indochinese states, so no Soviet naval facilities in Cam Ranh Bay or other places. Foreign diplomatic...
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    WI the Torch landings were further east per British preference, & North Africa cleared earlier?

    What if the Americans relaxed their fears about a possible Spanish entry at this late date, and agreed to forego Atlantic/Morocco landings, and allowed the west, center, and east task forces, per the British preferences to cover all the Algerian ports and possibly Bizerte in Tunisia, putting the...
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    What if the first US ground operations in the ETO are augmentation of the 8th Army in the Western Desert with American Division(s)?

    What if, rather than opening up a fresh invasion front, the first US ground operations outside the Pacific of any scale were direct reinforcement of the British 8th Army in the existing Egypt-Libya front and escalating support to combined operations there? At what point could the first...
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    What if 'Pink Tide' Latin America is ISOT'ed from Sept. 1, 2008 to Sept. 1, 1963, back in time 45 years?

    What if 'Pink Tide' Latin America is ISOT'ed from Sept. 1, 2008 to Sept. 1, 1963, back in time 45 years? This is the Cold War world of Kennedy, Khrushchev, Mao Zedong and De Gaulle. It is almost a year after the Cuban Missile Crisis, so it is past its scariest point, and there was a trilateral...
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    WWII- Whenever driven from Libya in defeat, would Axis forces have always retreated to & occupied Tunisia?

    In any WWII scenario, whenever circumstances ultimately drive Axis forces, combined German-Italian or solo Italiano from Libya in defeat, would Axis forces have always retreated to & occupied Tunisia? In OTL, Axis forces were driven from Libya by the British 8th Army in Jan 1943 (or retreated...
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    Henry VIII's Treaty of Peace and Collective Security lasts 200 years

    This scenario is inspired by something I learned about while watching the pilot for "The Tudors", Cardinal Thomas Wolsey gained the support of his sovereign, Henry VIII, for a proposed perpetual peace treaty/non-aggression treaty and commitments to collective security enforcement in the event of...
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    BOTOP:A Little-Known Fact About US "Isolationists" in 1941--Many Supported FDR's Tough Actions Against Japan

    BOTOP - an acronym of my invention. Stands for: best of "the other place" From David T And my reply to his post: Very interesting! Especially the use of contemporary, summer of 1941 content. It's reasonable to assume all the facts and quotes to be accurate, although I would note that TIME was...
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