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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-11 08:13 PM
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74. Without Hitler, Germany develops the first nuclear weapons...
... and the U.S.A., Japan, and the Soviet Union, knowing it's possible after witnessing the atomic bombing of London, soon follow.

If you thought World War II sucked, alternate history World War II with thousands of nuclear weapons built fast and furious using leaky, hastily constructed plutonium production reactors .... well that sucks worse.

Truth is we don't know if killing Hitler would have improved the situation. It's just as likely it would have made the situation worse. Maybe having a criminally insane drug addicted megalomaniac as a leader greatly handicapped the Nazis.

I don't think any one man changes history. If one leader is removed, another will take his place -- maybe for better, maybe for worse.

Qaddafi lost everything he was weeks ago. His actual death is a footnote.

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