I am currently focused on E Pluribus Duo, a timeline about the US Civil War. I really want to fully develop this timeline, and would love any help to improve it.
I am in charge of The Global War. The first one was very fun but ended up implausible. I will make more in the series.
Operation Richters Wut
In September 1943, a German spy in the British government is told of a future meeting of Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill, to be held in Teheran in late November. When he divulges this information to the German government, they quickly develop a plan to kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill, called Operation Richters Wut (Judge's Fury). The plan works, and Harry Truman, Clement Attlee, and Vyacheslav Molotov became the leaders of the USA, UK, and USSR respectively. The scramble by these three countries to recover causes D-Day to be postponed, and Germany manages to defeat the Red Army before a Western Front is opened up.
Quadruple Alliance of WWI
Italy, sticking by its word, agrees to remain with the Central Powers of World War I, causing an alliance of Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire. With Italy helping the now Quadruple alliance (as the Ottoman Empire has joined), they attack French and British colonies, French Corsica, and some Balkan countries, and send more support to the Germans. As a result, the war is prolonged, and though the Central Powers do not win, Italy is strengthened, meaning that they can contribute more in World War II, leading to an eventual Axis victory.
1776: World War I
As the American Revolutionary war breaks out, Spain, France, and the Netherlands join on the side of America, and Portugal sides with Britain. The war spreads to the rest of the Carribean and even India. Soon Prussia, which has been supplying auxiliaries to Britain, is dragged in when France supports Austria in the war of Bavarian succession. What results is a bloody world war, with Britain, Portugal, and Prussia pitted against France, Spain, the Dutch Republic, and the United American Colonies, just 15 years after the Seven Years' War, and by some was seen even as a continuation of the Seven Years' War. The conflict in Europe eventually caused the USA to be granted independence, but the war would result in major revolutions against the monarchies of many empires (Such as France and Britain).
Hitler Keeps his Word
During World War II, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin had signed a Non-Aggression Pact. Hitler keeps his word, and invades Britain instead of Russia. As the United States enters the war on two different fronts, the Germans only fight on one major front, and take control of London in 1943. At that point, Franco's Spain joins the Axis, and helps Germany and Italy recapture the British Colonies in Africa and the Middle East. In 1945, Germany completely controlled the British Isles, and the United States finally gave in, asking for peace. The Treaty of Dublin would let the US keep all of its territory, and let the British Dominions along with certain British and French colonies become independent. In exchange, France would be divided among Germany, Italy, and Spain, and many other European countries would fall under German rule. Also, Japan would be given control of Manchuria, Inner Mongolia, Hong Kong, the Dutch East Indies, and the American-controlled Philippines. What would ensue is a fantastic, three sided cold war. The fascists would be led by Germany, Spain, Italy, and Japan. The Communists were led by the USSR and China, and the Capitalist Democrats were led by the USA, Brazil, and India.
Second Civil War
In 1924, John W. Davis is elected President. He limits women's suffrage, immigration, moral economic laws such as child labor laws, and centralization. He also increases white supremacy, anti-semitism, and anti-catholicism. He did, however, speak out against proibition. He refuses to run for re-election in 1928, Herbert Hoover wins the election, and is blamed by the Democrats when the Stock Market crashes in 1929. Trying to pick up the pieces, Hoover's approval lowers, and Davis reluctantly agrees to return to being the leader of the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party begins to dominate the Republican Party, and the racist faction dominates the Democratic Party. In 1932, with the Great depression occuring, John W. Davis wins re-election. He then proceeded to make a national poll tax, which essentially sealed his victory in all coming elections. When Hitler rose to power, Davis stated his policy of neutrality in Europe. In 1935, however, Davis stated that the Great Depression could be solved if there were less people in the United States, allowind more resources per person. His alternative to this was more production. By this he implied that the two options that the United States had were a return to slavery or a genocide of black people (and maybe Jews). After pressure from the KKK and legal issues with reinsituting slavery, Davis secretly began to plot ghettoization of black people, copying Nazi Germany. In 1938, the election came down to a recount in Ohio. Davis declared himself the victor, and assumed power. Davis was then assassinated by a Northern radical. The Vice President, Harry F. Byrd, assumed office, and proposed an amendment alowing a president to be voted president for life by a 2/3 vote in congress, in addition to a check vote at the first session of the next congress. When World War II broke out, Byrd immediately declared war on Britain and France. This, Byrd's anti-black, anti-semitic, and anti-catholic laws, and the pending amendment, caused Northern States to begin to secede. Byrd suspends habeas corpus, and the Second Civil War begins. With many of the states which opposed him leaving the country, Byrd was able to pass the "for life amendment", and then proposed a new amendment allowing the president to be given more control in times of war. It would pass, and under the New Amendment, any time a majority would be needed in congress, only one third would be needed, and any time a supermajority would be needed, only one half would be needed, so long as the country was at war. He then passed one final amendment, allowing the President to fire supreme court justices, so long as it's appoved by 2/3 of both houses (which is just 1/2 in wartime). What results is an American front of World War II, and less American intervention for the allies' side in the European or Pacific fronts (still nonoe for the axis).
In 1847, Henry Clay dies of a sudden heart attack. This has multiple effects, but most importantly it weekens the Whig Party and causes tensions to rise over the land acquired from the Mexican-American War, without a Compromise of 1850. Heading into the election of 1848, this becomes the main issue of the eleciton. In the Election, the Free Soilers were in favor of the Wilmot Proviso, the Democrats were generally in favor of the Alabama Plan (though some preferred popular sovereignty), and the Whigs advocated some sort of a middle ground. Some proposed compromises included: John Bell's plan to have California admitted and have New Mexico and part of Texas become three states, with two slave states and one free state; William Wick's proposal to extend the Missouri Compromise line all the way to the west coast; Zachary Taylor's proposal to make California larger and accept New Mexico as two large free states, and avoid the issue of slavery in the territories; another proposal admitting California as a free state but allowing slavery in the territories; and a final proposal which included the fugitive slave law and slavery in the territories in it, creating a complete compromise. As the Whigs argued over which proposal, and therefore which candidate, was the best, they began to turn against each other, and when they decided on a stronger anti-slavery Zachary Taylor as their candidate, the Democrats decided to nominate Lewis Cass, in favor of popular sovereignty, to compromise on this subject but side with the South on most other topics. Cass narrowly won the election, somewhat as a result of the Free Soil Party taking states away from the Whigs. Under Cass, California would be admitted as a free state, Texas' borders would be required to remain the same, and all territories would be able to vote on the issue of slavery. Democrats viewed this as a victory for "states' rights", expanding states to territories. This loss in the election would lead to the collapse of the Whig Party, and further pro-slavery government in the leadup to the Civil War, causing a Confederate victory after successfully convincing Europe that the South had the right to secede.