Grimsley, Mark. What If…
Summary: Series of columns, written for World War II magazine beginning in mid 2007, speculating on allohistorical events. Explicit scenarios vary in degree of development, from a few paragraphs to over a page. All columns end with discussion of the likelihood of particular follow-up events.

Grimsley, Mark. "What If… FDR Had Not Run for a Third Term?"
Divergence: 1940 CE
Summary: Scenario outlining how Wendell Willkie was elected president in 1940. Following discussion indicates that he would have generally followed Roosevelt's policies, but that a cross-Channel attack in 1943 (with limited success) was likely. Concludes by asking who would become president in 1945 because both Willkie and his running mate died in 1944.
Published: In World War II, September 2009.
— Posted on author's website, Dec. 7, 2009.
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Grimsley, Mark. "What If… Eisenhower Had Driven On to Berlin?"
Divergence: 1945 CE
What if: Eisenhower learned there was no Nazi redoubt in Bavaria, and decided to continue the western Allied push across the Elbe to Berlin.
Summary: Scenario outliing out how the Ninth Army was first to the Reichstag.
Published: In World War II, November 2009.
— Posted on author's website, Nov. 23, 2010.
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Grimsley, Mark. "What If… The Allies Had Bombed Auschwitz?"
Divergence: 1944 CE
Summary: Scenario which briefly describes four attacks on Birkenau in late 1944 but with no follow-up. The article chiefly discusses why such attacks never occurred.
Published: In World War II, January/February 2010.
— Posted on author's website, Feb. 6, 2010.
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Grimsley, Mark. "What If… Franco's Spain Had Entered the War?"
Divergence: 1940 CE
What if: Spain signed the Tripartite Pact in late 1940, and declared war on Britain in January 1941.
Summary: Scenario in which Spain quickly gains Gibraltar but otherwise little affects the outcome of the war. Franco is assassinated shortly after Spain negotiates a separate peace with the western Allies.
Published: In World War II, March/April 2010.
— Posted on author's website, Mar. 29, 2010.
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