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COOL IMAGES,,, WHAT IF ?

Post by flybynight » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:41 pm

IN A TIME. NOT TO LONG AGO
IN A GALAXY NOT TOO FAR AWAY,
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Post by raptor » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:33 am

Harry Turtledove has made a career and good living dealing with this very subject.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldwar_series

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Post by RickOShea » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:08 pm

raptor wrote:Harry Turtledove has made a career and good living dealing with this very subject.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldwar_series
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Jurassic Park & The US Civil War

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Post by Asymetryczna » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:30 pm

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Post by taipan821 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:27 pm

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funny bit of info regarding australia and new zealand.

when Australia became a country in 1901, the option for new zealand to join australia as a state was agreed upon by all the states, new zealand ended up staying its own country, but, the option hasn't been written out of the australian constitution

also, its close but I still think australia is the king of the islands (reference CCP Grey)
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Post by 91Eunozs » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:28 pm

As a former tanker toad (NKAWTG!) before I crossflowed to airlift, this one was in my wallpaper rotation for a long time:

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Post by 91Eunozs » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:29 pm

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Doctorr Fabulous wrote:... It's fun to play pretend, but this is the internet, and it's time to be serious.
zengunfighter wrote:... you don't want to blow a tranny in the middle of a pursuit...
woodsghost wrote:... A defensive gun without training is basically a talisman. It might ward off evil, but I wouldn't count on it.

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Post by 91Eunozs » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:33 pm

Not really the same, but I always liked this pic/project:

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Post by Asymetryczna » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:22 pm

That's ridiculous. Washington crossing the Delaware w a Naval Special Warfare Team, 2 little birds and a snake. The tales that could be told out of some of these pictures. The Civil War ones are so serious that it makes it even funnier.
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Post by teotwaki » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:12 am

The Man In The High Castle was an early alternate reality tale

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Post by teotwaki » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:23 am

Nazis bomb New York prior to invasion
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Post by Asymetryczna » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:15 pm

Thank God the Nazis could be stopped. From eugenics (although it didn't start there) to human furnaces and a plan to destroy or enslave everyone else, they were evil inside and out. Their hypocrisy can only be measured in giant scale, and people are still fighting about what was real and what wasn't. Ever read "The Pink Swastika?"

These pictures superimpose now and then images to make one consider other outcomes. Very interesting, to me.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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Post by raptor » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:23 pm

The likelihood of NAZI Germany prevailing in WW-2 was remote.

The invasion plan as outlined above stood zero chance of prevailing for a variety of reasons including but not limited to its reliance on "5th columnists" and Japanese success in war in the Pacific.

The only way an invasion would succeed is if the Axis powers developed nuclear weapons AND had a device capable of delivering them on target. Remember the ww-2 nukes weighed over 10,000 lbs. They would have been useless weapons without a B-29 type of capability which neither Germany or Japan possessed.

All you have to do is read the preparations for Operation Olympic which involved the invasion of a much smaller land mass that had been devastated by aerial bombardment with a population the fraction of the US to see exactly how difficult it would be for Germany and Japan to invade much less hold the US.

The Germans lost the war with Operation Barbarosa. That said that was their best shot at winning since the USSR would do nothing but get stronger if they waited.
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Post by TacAir » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:01 pm

raptor wrote:The likelihood of NAZI Germany prevailing in WW-2 was remote.

The invasion plan as outlined above stood zero chance of prevailing for a variety of reasons including but not limited to its reliance on "5th columnists" and Japanese success in war in the Pacific.

The only way an invasion would succeed is if the Axis powers developed nuclear weapons AND had a device capable of delivering on target. Remember the ww-2 nukes weighed over 10,000 lbs. They would have been useless weapons without a B-29 type of capability with neither Germany or Japan possessed.

All you have to do is read the preparations for Operation Olympic which involved the invasion of a much smaller land mass that had been devastated by aerial bombardment with a population the fraction of the US to see exactly how difficult it would be for Germany and Japan to invade much less hold the US.

The Germans lost the war with Operation Barbarosa. That said that was their best shot at winning since the USSR would do nothing but get stronger if they waited.
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In my book - A Man Out of Place, I postulate that WWII, as we know it never happened, with Germany invading Mexico instead. It was a fun exercise.

In the book, I make the point that Germany was, essentially, doomed from the beginning owing to population constraints, lack of resources and logistics - mostly logistics.

With Russian Socialism vs German Socialism - tensions erupting into open warfare was almost a forgone situation. Bad times indeed.
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Post by Asymetryczna » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:11 pm

Semantics, but the likelihood was and remains zero. NIL. NONE. ZED. These images can 'scruntch' time but the Nazi defeat is a fact that has been known for over 50 years. Given the laws of probability and a two-sided coin I do not get to flip it.
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Post by Asymetryczna » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:46 pm

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