Probably the first book length alternate history, napoleon and the conquest of the world. The undisputed king of alternative histories is the prolific harry turtledove, who has helped guide the. Get the best deals on original ww ii us books when you shop the largest online selection at. An alternate history novel is mentioned by the protagonists in which ww 3 was averted, though needless to say it doesnt have the kennedys being assassinated either. It is thus a novel of future history rather than an alternative one. One of the best national socialists, one of the best believers in the german ideology, and one of the greatest opponents to all enemies of the third reich.
Oct 10, 20 germanrussian alliance before world war i. Secret german finds in mongolia and antarctica in 1937 and 38 allow hitler to expand his plans for earth. World war iii in may 1946 alternate history discussion. Set in 1962 after nazi germany and japan won world war ii in 1948. The only alternative history ww2 book ive read is fatherland excellent. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. The most common variant of these detail the victory and survival of the axis powers.
Numerous examples exist in several languages worldwide. Germany already had a huge technological edge in 1940. I have 2 wars i want to write about, the napoleonic wars, and ww2. The best alternative histories in literature on abebooks. These stories usually contain what if scenarios at crucial points in history and present outcomes other than those in the historical record. In 1942, a series of meetings took place between the war planners of the imperial. Americas first atom bomb test fails and the us is forced to invade japan in 1946. Unfortunately, in a rare instance of the nazis actually being useful, it.
World war iii 1946 an alternate history in a painstaking process this alternate history storyline has been researched and is presented for your entertainment. World war ii ended with the devastating bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki in 1945, but what if the united states had never dropped the atomic bomb. All the light we cannot see by anthony doerr, the book thief by markus zusak, lilac girls by martha hall kelly, we. A hypothetical axis victory in world war ii has become a common concept of alternative history and counterfactual history. In an alternative world war ii that lasts ten years, japan becomes a stronger naval. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Instead of picking a divergent point and speculating on its repercussions, eric flint drops a slice of 2000 into 17th century germany. Maybe not quite what your thinking of but in the same ballpark. By using historical documents from the us joint chiefs of staff we know exactly what the contingency plans were in the case of an expected soviet attack in 1946. New listing fighting 36th ww2 pictorial history of the texas infantry division in combat. Theres a whole bunch you could do with this scenario, but the pr. The death sentences imposed in october 1946 were carried out by master. The most popular theme for alternative histories by far is world war ii it would have been.
The plan to invade the japanese home islands in 1945 and 1946 would have been the deadliest campaign in military history costing nearly 1 million allied dead and up to 10 million japanese. The international military tribunal for the far east indicts japanese war minister tojo hideki as a war criminal, charging him with 55. Imagine living in britain in 1946 if the nazis had won the war. Whatifalthist is a channel about how history could have been different. The marshall mission succeeds in 194546, calling a ceasefire while the nationalists still have the communists relatively bottled up in manchuria. World war ii alternate histories are texts wherein events during world war ii occurred differently to those in history. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order 1toz. The title of this listopia says best alternate history novels and stories, yet oryx and crake, the year of the flood, the handmaids tale and 1984, which was written in 1949, are all set in the future due to this, and as earlier comments agree with me, ive removed these titles from this list. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. A free german exile unit during the fall of germania, c. Apr 11, 2017 the 11 coolest alternate history stories in video games. October 9, 1945march 5, 1946 this world war ii timeline highlights postwar events from october 1945march 1946. A hypothetical axis victory in world war ii has become a common concept of alternative history.
Alternate worlds, alternate history, historical maps, historical pictures, world history, world war ii, united nations day, united nations security council, nuclear war map of george orwells 1984 george orwell fantasy world map nineteen eighty four fallen empire alternate history cartography coat of arms rugs on carpet geography. The following timeline includes important postwar event from 1946 and 1947. May 20, 2016 historical board gaming is raising funds for amerika board game. The most unusual alternate history novels ever published. Dick you cant discuss alternate history without bringing up the man in the high castle.
Oneofakind miniatures fight an alternate history battle for victory in 1946. Alternate endings ten hypothetical events that would. To some, the miracle is an act of divine retribution. We have made a list of our favourite alternate history books which we think you will enjoy. There are a total of 32 ww2 aircraft of 1946 entries in the military factory. A not so friendly alien space bat using his power delays world war ii until september 1st 1940 when germany invades poland, all the developments, designs and things like ships, tanks and planes under. Best alternate history novels and stories 610 books. Causing ww3 but ultimately getting rid of communism.
It could be called the worlds greatest battle that never happened. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the second world war. I am just asking for ideas on time line changes, like if russia sided with germany. Then, this is to the extreme, we could have used the german army and invaded. The alternate history is fertile ground in science fiction, the ultimate what if that lies at the core of all stories writ large.
My educated guess is germany would have performed more poorly in 1946. I only know of the moscow option, but its not really so much an alternate history as an altered history. Discussion in world history started by suspiria, jan 21, 2011. And plus we could have learned fro mthe germans wha tthey went through at stalingrad and prepared for it. However, the atomic bombs are not used due to fear of. Can you make a realistic alternate history for china. The most common variant of these detail the victory and survival of nazi germany. Apr 11, 2014 alternate endings ten hypothetical events that would have changed the outcome of world war two by 11 april, 2014 8 comments how might world war two have unfolded differently had the nazis captured moscow, had the japanese not struck pearl harbor or had hitler developed an atom bomb first. Most of them go big with their premises, latching onto historys biggest villains and biggest moments and positing a simple tweak to events, then following the infinite.
Alternate endings ten hypothetical events that would have. Ever since i started blogging about alternate history, i have been asked which alternate history books i think are the best. Operation downfall the campaign to conquer japan would have. What if the confederates won the american civil war. In this alternate history of world war ii, the ripples of change begin decades earlier, with german air ace hermann goring killed in 1917, and u. Dicks brainwarping story is set in a world where the axis powers won world war ii, and america has been divided between japan and nazi germany the brain twisting bit. Alternate endings ten hypothetical events that would have changed the outcome of world war two by 11 april, 2014 8 comments how might world war two have unfolded differently had the nazis captured moscow, had the japanese not struck pearl harbor or had hitler developed an atom bomb first. The big switch by harry turtledove, north reich by robert conroy, hold back the sun by warren bell, democracys m. This is a list of alternate history fiction, sorted by type. A not so friendly alien space bat using his power delays world war ii until september 1st 1940 when germany invades poland, all the developments, designs and things like ships, tanks and planes under construction are still going as otl example. Superhero roleplaying in a world on fire, 1936 1946, set in an alternate history version of world war ii where people known as talents have developed unexplained powers.
Arch of triumph whose construction commenced in 1946 i. The 11 coolest alternate history stories in video games. Operation downfall the campaign to conquer japan would. Book is completehalted, will get rewritten and reposted reinhard heydrich. Hitler is rendered comatose and doesnt oversee the invasion of russia which is why the german army moves straight for moscow instead of dividing in two, attacking cities in the north and south, and then moving to moscow. Unthinkable was the code name for the operation to remove the red armys presence within former nazi germany. This unorthodox design consisted of a flat, somewhat discshaped body hence its name serving as the lifting. The author of this book has led a varied life starting with a. During world war ii, everyone had a planor at least thought they did. Published in 2004 this is a collection of alternate history shortstories. Ted nomura luftwaffe 1946 answers these questions in alternate history stories which present the good war in a very different light. World war ii alternate histories are fiction wherein events during world war ii occurred differently to those in history. Such writings express ideas of what the world would be like had the axis powers of germany, italy, and japan won world war ii. The alternate history scenarios listed take place from 1919 through at least 1946.
This vibrant fiction genre could be renamed what if books. In the summer of 1945 japan is defeated by the usa. In 1940 great britain is invaded and after six months of brutal fighting surrenders to the axis forces. Alternate history question, history, 48 replies recommend some good, fairly recent books on wwii naval battles history, history, 10 replies how did you get interested in the history of wwii, history, 26 replies september 1, 1939. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Most of them go big with their premises, latching onto historys biggest villains and biggest moments and positing a simple tweak to events, then following the infinite threads it generates to their logical conclusions. Harris 1992 novel is among the ultimate alternate world war ii stories. In this timeline nazi germany is victorious in world war 2, as a result of the mass soviet defeat at kursk and velikiyeluki in 1943 and then the conquest of the rest of soviet russia. I have had a project that i have been trying to find time for, and that project is an alternate history novel more like short story.
Each of the four allied powers supplied two judgesa main judge and an alternate. And if any of the plans below had been used, our history would have changed entirely. Alternate history or alternative history commonwealth english ah is a genre of speculative fiction consisting of stories in which one or more historical events occur differently. World war ii alternate histories alternative history. Ww2 an alternate history kindle edition by brandt, ralph. But for every plan put into action, an alternative one is scrapped or kept hidden for future use. World war 2 documents this new page features the texts of many important documents, speeches and treaties dealing with world war 2. Napoleon and the conquest of the world by louis geoffroy, napoleon s first french empire emerging. Learn how europe and japan adjusted shortly after the war. Beyond turtledove and fatherland, i only know of the moscow option, but its not really so much an alternate history as an altered history. In 1912, history was changed by the miracle, when the old world of europe was replaced by darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antedeluvian monsters. Alternate history question, history, 48 replies recommend some good, fairly recent books on wwii naval battleshistory, history, 10 replies.
Probably the first booklength alternate history, napoleon and the conquest of the world. The international military tribunal for the far east indicts japanese war minister tojo hideki as a war criminal, charging him with 55 counts. This isnt your runofthemill alternate history book. Alternate history book ideas aircraft of world war ii. If you are interested in alternate histories from time periods other than world war ii, please feel free to visit my other alternate history page. Listing of all of the world war 2 combat warplanes introduced during war year 1946. Learn about 431 famous, scandalous and important events that happened in 1946 or search by date or keyword. The books are opening atlantis discovery, colonization, and alternate version of frenchindian war, the united states of atlantis revolutionary war, and liberating atlantis civil war. Hypothetical axis victory in world war ii wikipedia. It was ordered to be created by british prime minister, winston churchill. This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total.
An example of honorary alternate history is the 1980s series the zone by james rouch about world war iii in europe. It explores how the past and present could have been different using examples from our present timeline, geography, culture. Uchronia, alternate history or alternative history. Hello and welcome tothe movie of alternate history of wwii thank you for watching and have a good day. History guy world war ii pages the invasion of normandy 1944 a collection of links to websites dealing with the normandy invasion. Your navy in action 1946 1st ed photo epic of wwii naval ops. Historical board gaming is raising funds for amerika board game.617 508 182 1223 1182 566 240 487 335 26 60 1205 1438 752 396 1501 192 741 870 751 521 48 1174 1197 908 138 216 1152 603 1410