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Comparisons with OTL (Communist World)

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This page covers differences and changes from OTL and ATL in the timeline Communist World. It will help clarify what's from our world (OTL) or from the ATL mention earlier.

Main Events and Objects

Communist World  OTL equivalent
Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics  Soviet Union/Russian Federation
Confederation of Independent North American States Commonwealth of Independent States
Collective International Union United Nations
Great War World War 1
Great Patriotic War World War 2
Tokyo Wall Berlin Wall
Tunguska Project Manhattan Project
Atomic Bombing of Vichy and Toyama Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Vichy France Nazi Germany
Operation Bonaparte Operation Sea Lion
Ireland Missile Crisis Cuban Missile Crisis
R-1 ICBM V-1 flying bomb
Gorbachev Doctrine Reagan Doctrine

South Japan

West/East Germany
British Imperial Federation British Commonwealth of Nations

Other OTL differences

  • Abraham Lincoln surviving his assassination at Ford Theater, being able to pass his Ten-percent plan, end a successful Reconstruction by 1872, unified Virginia, and goes on to be elected for a third-term.
  • The Indian Citizenship Act of 1871 is passed by Lincoln, which in turn spawning a popular Native American culture craze and prevented the American Indian Wars in the late 1800s.
  • The election of isolationist William J. Bryan over William McKinley in the United States presidential election of 1896.
  • The Spanish-American War being diverted through diplomatic means by President Bryan and giving the Philippines independence.
  • Russian Revolution happened in 1905.
  • Triple Entente never being formed. 
  • The United Kingdom and Russia not taking part of the Great War until 1917.
  • Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin become powerful allies after supporting each other during the Russian Civil War. Trotsky became General Secretary of the U.S.S.R (1922-30) and Stalin later succeeded him.
  • Nikola Tesla and later Albert Einstein move to the Soviet Union, accelerating technological progress there with Wardenclyffe Towers and the atomic bomb.
  • February 26 Incident in Japan is successful and the goal of restoring power to the newly enthroned Japanese Emperor Hirohito and abolishing the liberal Taishō democracy is successful. It also led to decline of Japanese militarism
  • After listening to Admiral James O. Richardson, President Roosevelt removes the U.S. Pacific Fleet from Hawaii, saving it from the Japanese attack and much of the fleet still intact.
  • The United States launched a preemptive strike on Japan destroying two battleships and damaging one aircraft carrier.
  • A third wave of airstrikes on Pearl Harbor forces the American forces to abandon the base, opening up the Hawaiian islands to Japanese invasion.
  •  The US defeat in Midway forces Douglas MacArthur to take over the Allied command in the Pacific and later launch the invasion of Japan. 
  • With the British Empire not being fully involved in the Great War, it manage to become stronger both militarily and economically throughout the 1920s and 1930s, and emerging as an superpower once more in the aftermath of the Great Patriotic War.
  • Japan doesn't surrender after the Kyūjō Incident by extremists, forcing U.S. President Henry A. Wallace to order an invasion of the Japanese home islands
  • Jim Crow laws outlawed by 1947.

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