Gilliland, Alexis A. "Demarche to Iran"
Divergence: 1974 CE
What if: Gerald Ford gave Nixon a specific, rather than general, pardon, thus keeping his popularity high enough that he beat Carter in 1976.
Summary: On his masseur's advice, Ford threatens to break relations with Iran after the embassy seizure, just like Austria did with Serbia in 1914.
Published: In Alternate Presidents (ed. Mike Resnick), q.v.