» Discussion Forum
» Stats
Members: 32,256
Threads: 105,966
Posts: 2,369,468
Top Poster: Thande (34,538)
Welcome to our newest member, Myko
» AlternateHistory.com
Welcome to AlternateHistory.com!

Our Discussion Forum is the largest gathering of alternate history fans on the internet.

What is alternate history?

Alternate history is the exercise of looking at the past and asking "what if"? What if some major historical event had gone differently, and how could that have changed the world? Popular "what if" questions that you may have seen in fiction include "what if the Nazis had won the Second World War?" and "what if the South had won the US Civil War?", but it can be just as interesting to think about Aztecs resisting Spanish colonization or a Japan that did not turn its back on the world under the Shogunate. Alternate history is a literary genre, but here we're mainly interested in history itself - and the politics, strategy, culture, and more that define it. We spend most of our time debating our own ideas about history and how it could have gone differently, so this is a community focused on creativity and learning.

For more information about alternate history, see our FAQ.

For a guide to published alternate history fiction, see Uchronia.
» Recent Threads
Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Relaunched Moonshot "The Journeys of the Saturn"
May 2nd, 2014 01:32 PM
Today 08:55 PM
by brovane
120 13,085
The Whale has Wings
December 22nd, 2011 01:04 PM
Today 08:51 PM
by Look More Closely Later
15,439 3,167,979
Lands of Red and Gold, Act II
July 22nd, 2013 10:57 PM
Today 08:50 PM
by Jared
758 123,289
How Long Can WWI Last?
Kevin C. Smith
Today 02:50 AM
Today 08:49 PM
by LordKalvert
15 587
A Shift in Priorities
December 17th, 2008 09:56 AM
Today 08:49 PM
by rast
12,849 2,774,095
Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)
November 18th, 2011 12:58 AM
Today 08:45 PM
by Gurroruo
5,342 866,975
Sealion Naval Forces
Ian Hathaway
August 5th, 2014 04:49 PM
Today 08:45 PM
by Garrison
679 28,673
Agent Lavender: The Flight of Harold Wilson
Lord Roem
November 17th, 2012 08:36 PM
Today 08:39 PM
by Garrison
1,225 195,351
WI: Non-Consecutive, Two Term President in 20th Century
Emperor Norton I
Today 06:37 PM
Today 08:37 PM
by thaddeus
8 154
"The Realm of Millions of Years": The World of an Atenist Egypt
December 27th, 2011 11:11 AM
Today 08:37 PM
by Ultimate Paragon
852 236,059
Stemming the Tide
Yesterday 04:43 PM
Today 08:37 PM
by ThatOneGuy
15 507
Malę Rising
Jonathan Edelstein
January 8th, 2012 02:57 AM
Today 08:34 PM
by Workable Goblin
5,385 920,269
Thin wings?...again?
Just Leo
August 29th, 2014 09:34 PM
Today 08:28 PM
by b0ned0me
38 1,694
That Wacky Redhead
November 18th, 2011 11:30 PM
Today 08:25 PM
by Brainbin
3,965 800,015
AH Title and Description Game
Emperor Norton I
October 13th, 2011 12:54 AM
Today 08:24 PM
by Barbarossa Rotbart
1,961 242,322
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.0 RC1

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:55 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.