reply to post by franspeakfree
OK - i will bite
lets use adolf hitler as an example [ only because he is almost universally known off ]
hypothetical - you go back to 1895 - and assasinate a 6 year old austrian named adolf hitler
ok - done
have you averted WWII ?
very unlikley - the far right still exists , national socialism was not invented by hitler - he was the 500th member od the nazi party
people like ernst rohm , herman goering , himmler , hess etc etc were all active in far right german politics independant of hitler
hittl;er only became the leader of the party with the help of them and others
in the absence of hitler - another far right leader would have emerged
so - what to do - kill all the others i name - pluss scores more - just to be sure ????
lests assume that after your first killing spree - you have managed to avert the rise to power of the " far right " movement in germany during the
20s / 30s
ooops - that leaves the feild clear for the equally abhorant german comunists to seep to power
what is going to be the fate of poland - trapped between the soviet union and a bolshevik germsany ???
also killing hittler will not stop the effects of the treaty of verseilles
killing hitler will not prevent hyper inflation in germany [ 1921 - 1924 ]
killing hitler will not wipe out antisemitism in germany
hitler dis not infact devise most of the most revieled policies of the nazi regieme - he merely approved thier implimentation
as the OP states - you would have to stay put and live with the consequences
killing hitler really does open a pandoras box