posted on Oct, 26 2003 @ 12:10 AM
Everyone seems to have overlooked one thing: technology. Amongst other things, pre-WW2 the Germans had developed a working helicopter and also had,
believe it or not, regular daytime TV in the Berlin area.
Those are just two examples. The point is, they were an incredibly advanced nation, both for their time, and considering their overall financial
situation. Then war rolls down upon the country and the technology leaps even further up the ladder - BUT - as a paradoxical result of the war, that
(in some cases,virtually sci-fi) technology got nipped in the bud, or was later taken as post-war booty by the Allied nations.
Without Hitler, and without a protracted European war, this technology would have developed in a more natural tangent, and as a direct result Germany
would probably have been far ahead of the other major European nations in the technological stakes.
Germany would definitely now be striding miles ahead of America, as American gained it's most (then) futuristic technology from captured Nazi
scientists. This wouldn't have happended without a Second World War.
On the other hand, Japan would be in no way the technological computerised mecca it is today. That situation is a direct result of post-war Allied
powers rebuilding the country with the latest factory equipment and technology, giving them a 'year zero', but with all the latest and best gear at
their disposal. If the Hitler had been killed and the European war hadn't taken place, Japan wouldn't have attacked America, America wouldn't have
nuked Japan, thus billions of $$$$$ worth of foreign aid, technology and expertise would not have been pumped into the country post-1945.
As it stands, I don't know if killing Hitler WOULD have stopped a war, but on the German side of the fence, it definitely wouldn't have been the
same type of obsessive, meglomanical, invasive war....and today would be a very different world as a result...whether the outcome was the same or not.