Last edited by Xentaros; 10-03-2011 at 11:02 AM.
Depression would have lasted ALOT longer. Cold war might never have occured since Soviet Union wouldn't be bickering with U.S. over German territories. Germany would probally be taken over. (???) No korean and vietnam wars due to no expansion of Communism by the U.S.S.R. U.S. might not have become the super power that it is today? Possibly Japan or U.S.S.R. becoming the super countries of our modern world. Worlds currency in Yen or w/e the soviets used. No bickering and constant wars in the middle east, since the state of "Israel" wouldn't exist. So many theories of what would happen if WWII didn't happen. It's quite interesting to see how history all ties together like this.
Wars lead to development, wars force human and technology development. To be better than the adversary
We'd be using sticks and throwing rocks if it wasn't for the wars
Originally Posted by nexon
The world would be very different; just imagine all the people who died in World War II living out a full life. They alone would cause drastic changes in the world. Also, I think we wouldn't be as advanced in our weapons for war. World War II served as a place for a lot of new techniques and weapons to be used.
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No one owns the mountains,
No one owns us,
We've all inherited this world,
We need to erupt!
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errything said above.
No Mengele Doctors to study and analyze would make me sadface.
We would have went to war with the Soviet Union, in my certainty. And it won't be as "nice" as the Cold War.
The main reason why we didn't because of WWII is because of that treaty between the West and the USSR.
I'd imagine the communist manifesto would get so out of hand, the Soviet Union expansion would have conquered almost all of Western Europe. Israel and the surrounding countries would have been under a police state to deal with religion.
Not only that, but Imperial Japan (if they were wise enough not to launch the attack on Pearl Harbor) also would aggressively expand to deal with US embargo on oil and such (because the US still dislike what Japan was doing). This is only my guess, but China would suffer a similar fate like Korea and Vietnam, a civil war between communist China and China under Japan's control.
In this case, there would be three world powers at play: the West or Allied nations (consisting of the US, Great Britain, and Australia), the Soviet Union (which has already covered most of Europe and Asia), and Imperial Japan.
And all are pretty war-ready at this point. Sure, Japan's arsenal is laughable, but their tactics would more or less be the same as their WWII tactics, so I wouldn't push it past them. The Allies would be at war with the Soviet Union, and I expect that war to be equal or more deadly than WWII. Possibly even longer too. At this point, Japan would either side with the Allies (which is more likely) or the Soviet Union, because who ever heard of a three-way war?
no world war II would mean no atomic bomb( or at least not one so soon). no atomic bomb means no reason for the more developed nations to be afraid of going to war with each other. which would have eventually lead to another big war taking its place.
China might never have become communist and remained under Nationalist rule.
Imagine their job resume.
-CEO of IBM - I could have been
-Financial director of APPLE - I could have if they hired me
-MBA at STANFORD - I could have if I passed the GMAT
-Best DJ in the world - I could have if I had a turn table with a Macbook
-Brain Surgeon - I could have if I went to medical school