Okay, this is the best idea for a novel I've had in quite awhile! I really could write this, I just have to do it properly. The basic premise is that the United States is attacked by the Axis, Germany and Japan in this case of course, before the Soviet Union. England gets captured. So, the Soviet Union, which has Trotsky instead of Stalin, must become the, "Arsenal of Socialism," kind of like the U.S. was the, "Arsenal of Democracy." They have too supply everyone, and they are the ones that will emerge from WW2 undamaged, while the U.S. will emerge wrecked but still a superpower, just not as big as in the original time stream. This was all caused by some time travelers fooling around with the time stream who decided we needed a united world, so want the Soviet Union to win the Cold War. This is the first step. Edit: I realize now I was asking the wrong questions. Okay, what I really need are tips for such a plot. Those of you who have written alternative history fiction before, any tips? Besides that, opinions on how one would take the plot are greatly appreciated, as a comparison, not something to copy.