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Originally posted by Symer
reply to post by vor78
Franz Ferdinand is my number 1 as well. Just thinking about the current world without his assassination makes my head spin.
Without his untimely death WW1 & 2 might not have happened; Israel might not have formed, thus a more peaceful Mideast; the US might not have been pulled out of its isolationism and onto the world stage, meaning no Vietnam war and less tensions between capitalism and communism; the Mujahideen would not have given rise to Bin Laden and Al Quada, the Twin Towers would still be standing; NATO, the EU & the UN might not have formed, meaning no subsidies for western farmers, a fairer trade market and less poverty in Africa.
On the other hand, technical advancements might have been delayed for decades. Would we have had nuclear bombs without WW2? The Internet without the threat of nuclear bombs? A space race without the Cold War? Everyday items to make our lives easier like the microwave without NASA?
As you can probably tell from my ill thought out hypotheticals I'm no history buff, so I'd love to read any corrections or additions.