Cold War on Steroids

Communists rule all over Europe. The Soviet Union stretches from Finland to Port Arthur. Britain is governed by Big Brother and America by President-for-Life Douglas MacArthur.

Thought the 1950s couldn’t get any scarier? Think again.

London England
The World Set Free

The World Set Free

…the allure of what the wide open spaces of the Great Plains had for many Americans as they drove forth on wagon trains.

Alexander Wallace on apocalyptic utopianism in alternate history.


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Red Storm Rising
The Devil's Alternative
The Centurions
The Standardization of Demoralization Procedures
Alternate Presidents
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Seven Days in May
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Day of the Jackal
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Genre Tropes

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1955 nuclear weapons test
World War III Without Missiles

Nuclear war in the 1950s

1958 nuclear weapons test
Five Times Nuclear War Didn’t Break Out

The superpowers came close

CDU Germany map
Niemals Oder-Neisse

The border Germany refused to accept for 45 years

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A Very British Coup
Mrs America
Deutschland 86
The Game
For All Mankind, Season 3
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