If WWII happened this year

Haiku sent this below – all well and fine, to the point – but I started thinking about what would really have happened were it now?  A hypothetical, so let’s construct this.  First the funny:

The heading does not say WWIII but WWII.  What I’m getting at is imagine WWII circumstances and no Hitler but Merkel, Boris, not Chamberlain, The Donald is the US Prez – how would each major leader react and what would the outcome be?

For example, I see Salvini in prison at the start, they spring him, he becomes leader of Italy.  What’s your scenario?

6 comments for “If WWII happened this year

  1. Jim
    June 3, 2020 at 20:05

    Most of the Left would side with the enemy over their own countrymen, just to make the Tories and Trump look bad. The only country that would be opposed by the Left if it attacked the UK is Israel.

  2. james wilson
    June 4, 2020 at 03:02

    I can’t think of a way that the entire world would not be a better place if Germany had won the 1914 war decisively and quickly, and not said as a fan of Germany. The 1914 war does not become the Great War, the Bolsheviks do not take Russia and later Eastern Europe, there is no Second World War, no Cold War. What’s not to like rolling those dice?

    There can be no leaders to turn this around, not in our present form. Electoral politics presents actors to play assigned parts. No actual leader will consent to be degraded by the process of electoral politics except in times of extreme emergency. Tocqueville noted this on his visit to America in 1831 and the voter is exponentially more unqualified now than in that time. An aging democracy is a tool for the most clever and most unscrupulous, in fact it is the most potent tool for that class of people.

    • June 4, 2020 at 06:56

      Tocqueville noted this

      Ah, you know of Tocqueville, James? 😀

      Extending that idea, was it to the benefit of this country that the Normans won? Or is it eventually irrelevant?

      With Germans and French, I’ve no great objection to either cuisine.

  3. Andy5759
    June 4, 2020 at 04:56

    Ah, what if If were not a word full of ifs and but fors but a real possibility? Would we find ourselves in the here and now or the then and there, instead we are and always have been here and there. In the headless chicken sense.

    I’m sure that my coat’s here somewhere, gimme a mo and I’ll go.

    • June 4, 2020 at 06:58

      An imbibed and informed opinion, Sir Andy. 🙂

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