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SirNick
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« on: January 03, 2014, 07:38:49 pm »
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I might write a timeline tonight...but I need ideas...dystopian ideas get extra points. If you're familiar with my timelines then you know that my dystopian ones are the best ones.

I think I'm feelin it.

Pulled my previous ones from the timeline thread

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-Cuban Missile Crisis to War  <-- Favorite of mine
-The Steamroller Presidency
-Elliot Spitzer: A Second Chance
-Tsunami Timeline
-Change That We Didn't Hope For
-A New 2012 & 2016 Election Timeline
-America in 2050
-Battle of the Liberals
-American Nightmare <-- Favorite of mine
-A Serious Dilemma - 2012
-From the Darkness: A continuation of Death of a Nation <-- Favorite of mine
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 09:36:53 pm »
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Hmmmm... How about the Reagan attempted assassination in 1980? Reagan dies in surgery, Bush is away in Air Force One and he can't speak with the White House, Weinberger, Haig and Baker fight for power, Weinberger's raises the DEFCON one or two more levels with his inexperience and that, combined with the Polish situation makes the Soviets paranoid, and...

Well, there's going to be a lot of chaos.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014, 10:56:14 pm »
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How about a timeline where a Republican female and Democrat female because President and Vice President due to a tie in the EC..
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 02:47:42 pm »
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I wanted to do a tl where the basic idea was at the end of a full termed President, the VP and Speaker of the House tie in the EC (or a third party spoiler makes a no-majority in the EC) and the VP suddenly dies, so the party needs a new nominee and the Speaker has a major scandal erupt, so he has to end his campaign for President. My idea was...


Full termed Pres= Pres. Clinton
VP= Al Gore
Speaker= a non-retiring Newt Gingrich
Possible 3rd Party spoiler= Fictional Governor of Michigan (one of my fictional characters that the tl focuses on)

but upon learning that Gingrich was extremely hated in the early 2000s, I scrapped it, instead going for a remake of GLPman's 2000 Timeline, which is.... Newt: 2000.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 09:50:17 am »
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Richard Nixon is killed in 1974 when a commercial airliner is hijacked and crashed into the White House.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 12:47:34 pm »
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Since you already did the Cuban Missile Crisis turning into war, why not another World War III timeline? 

Here are a couple ideas: 

1. The Soviets follow through on their assumption that NATO's Able Archer exercise in '83 is a cover for a preemptive strike on them and decide to launch their own preemptive strike first.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Able_Archer_83


2. Stanislav Petrov is not on duty September 26, 1983 when a false alarm is given at his missile control center.  Believing the alarm to be real, whoever replace Petrov informs his superiors and events lead to WWIII. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Soviet_nuclear_false_alarm_incident
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