Yep, it’s another set of “What If?” Writing Prompts for you all! Since readers seemed to enjoy my list of five reasons I love historical fiction, I thought today I’d complement it with a new batch of history-themed prompts. What stories of the past can you create from these ideas? Good luck!

What If - Parchment and QuillWhat if… the Confederacy had won the American Civil War?

What if… the Meiji Restoration, which returned imperial rule to Japan and catalyzed the nation’s modernization, had never happened?

What if… Africa had never been colonized by Europe?

What if… the Allies had failed to decrypt the Enigma code, used by Nazi Germany to encrypt military communication during World War II?

What if… Al Gore had won the 2000 U.S. presidential election?

Have fun writing some more historical tales!

If you have any “What If?” writing prompt suggestions (for any theme), please feel free to share them in the comments below. Ideas I like may be featured in future “What If?” posts, with full credit and a link to your blog (if you have one)! Also, if you’ve written a piece based on an idea you’ve found here, be sure to link back to the respective “What If?” post. I would love to see what you’ve done with the prompt! Thank you!

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