Like, is there a modification to the Standard Model you could make, or some sort of alternate gauge theory that only unifies the strong and the electromagnetic interactions?
Edit: I am not asking for the physical consequences of turning off the weak force. That is beyond the scope of this question, although I am certainly exploring that. I am just asking if there can be a way to explain why, and only, the weak force is absent or significantly reduced in this universe I'm exploring.
I think you might have to go with a different gauge group than SU(2), such that you reproduce the $W_3$ boson but not the other $W_1$ and $W_2$ bosons. Then you can use the same Weinberg mixing angle and leave electromagnetism and Higgs vacuum expectation value unchanged. At least, if I understood the explanations of electroweak theory correctly. A simple solution is probably to add a field that suppresses if I'm using the term correctly, the weak force. However, I feel like that is inelegant.