Alternate takes on Richard M Nixon mania takes hold when we dig down into different scenarios in which “Tricky Dick” is triumphant or king mutant of the radioactive slag pile. Could he win in 1960? Been convicted on national television? Started a major international conflict in the Middle East?
This week alternate North Americas are discussed. What would an America look like with a Norse Nova Scotian Empire? How would a cold war between New France, England, and their American colonies play out in 1820? What would America look like without a Puritan colony?
This week we discuss how the president can is able to launch nuclear weapons, codes, bombers, footballs included. How the heck did we get the 25th amendment and more importantly how does it really work? Should we really trust the “generals” and what the hell happens when Trump tries to fire Robert Mueller?
Dennis and Patrick ponder how modern American succession of states and cities work?How would it work in a federal republic? Would Vermont become a free state? Would we three Californias? An Independent Texas? A northern and southern New York State? The Upper Peninsula freehold of “Superior” or even the mighty city-state of Las Vegas?
Return engagement to 1914 and to create some wilder, wackier, and more improbable World War One scenarios. Britain never enters the war, Germany takes Middle East oil, and the Second Mexican American War.
Patrick and Dennis take four points of divergence before, after, and during the Great War. We play out the following Alternate Historie scenarios as far as our knowledge can carry us before the cyborg moon bats take over.
Teddy Roosevelt brings the Americans to Europe in 1916
1917 French Army mutinies
Lenin never goes to Petrograd
1919 Proto-European Union and Japanese – American Cold War