Shwartz, Susan. "Suppose They Gave a Peace…"
Divergence: 1972 CE
What if: Due to the increasing count of body bags returning from Vietnam, George McGovern was elected US president in 1972.
Summary: Not waiting for the promised US withdrawal, North Vietnamese continue marching on Saigon. An Ohio family worries about its soldier son.
Published: In Alternate Presidents (ed. Mike Resnick), q.v.; The Way It Wasn't: Great Science Fiction Stories of Alternate History (ed. Martin H. Greenberg), q.v.; and The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century (eds. Harry Turtledove and Martin H. Greenberg), q.v.
Awards: Nominee: 1992 Nebula for best novelette. Nominee: 1993 Hugo for best novelette.