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    If You Could Go Back in Time and Eliminate a Historical Figure, Who Would It Be?

    Let's say you were able to go back in time and either prevent the birth of, or otherwise eliminate a historical figure that changed the course of history. Who would you chose to eliminate?

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    I would eliminate the Serbian that assassinated Franz Ferdinand which led to the catastrophes of WW1, WW2, and the present political state of the world. This would also mean that I would never exist, but I would probably still do it.

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    I would say Karl Marx. Without him and his theories, the current state of affairs would not be possible.

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    Probably Abraham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosomal Viking View Post
    I would eliminate the Serbian that assassinated Franz Ferdinand which led to the catastrophes of WW1, WW2, and the present political state of the world. This would also mean that I would never exist, but I would probably still do it.
    I agree with this. As a result of those two bullets by that man, a hundred million human beings have died.

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    Bob Dylan!

    And Bonefatius(oh no, some people in history will do it for me
    Thank you Frisians)


    And A lot more!
    ''Ginds de Waal, daar weer de IJssel, dan de Maas en ook de Rijn. Geeft ons recht om heel ons leven trots op Gelderland te zijn.''

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    I would eliminate - my first choice-
    Those men that created the new multicutural devesity Europe (if I can't mange to kill them)-

    My second opition for elimination would be-
    Winston Churchill! He stop Germany from winning the most important war for Europe.

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    Winston Churchill! He stop Germany from winning the most important war for Europe.
    Actually not. Many people from Britain or the western allied contries in general still tend to pride themselves with "them" defeating Germany. The truth is, losses on the western front were minimal when compared to the eastern front all up to '44 and even after that it wasn't even close to being even. Germany was defeated in the east, not in the west, simply by being outnumbered and outgeared to an almost absurd admount. When the allies arrived in continental Europe in '44, all they did was destroying an already crippled and broken foe.

    On topic, I can sympathize with what Autosomal Viking said, but I don't think it would stop WW1 from occuring. There were people behind the murderer, and they would have found another tool to provoke a conflict. Things may have been different with different leaders in position all over Europe. So, I would instead choose to eleminate Tsar Nicholas II. and maybe Franz Joseph I, too (in case I choose 2 persons at once).
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    Mayer Amschel Rothschild. No one has had more influence in the demise of Western Civilization.

    Winston Churchill is another crucial person whose absence in the early part of the 20th century could have affected British-German relations for the better, and may have prevented Britain's entry into WW1. If not, it would certainly have affected the outcome of the Battle of Britain in WW2. He could have died at one point in childhood, when he fell out of a tree, or by a stray bullet in the Boer War.

    Quote Originally Posted by thoughtcrime View Post
    Actually not. Many people from Britain or the western allied contries in general still tend to pride themselves with "them" defeating Germany. The truth is, losses on the western front were minimal when compared to the eastern front...
    When asked what battle was the turning point of WW2, Field Marschall Gert von Rundstedt said "The Battle of Britain." The interviewer was sure he would say Stalingrad. I'll tell you why Rundstedt was right...

    The Soviet Union, while vast and formidable, was, by itself, a defeatable foe. They lost so much war materiel at the outset of the war that they would have been in a tight spot if they had had to replace that equipment themselves. The Lend Lease Act, signed into law on March 11, 1941, provided them with huge numbers of armored vehicles, planes and trucks from the United States.

    http://ww2total.com/WW2/History/Prod...Lend-Lease.htm

    If, however, the war had been over at this point (meaning Germany had defeated Britain in 1940,) there would have been no excuse for the existence of this act. The USSR could have been taken on alone, and without the alliance with Japan, Germany could have renounced the Pearl Harbor attack and kept the United States busy on the other side of the world while they took on Russia alone. Without Churchill, this might have been possible, had Germany taken the proper steps to defeat Britain.

    Another possibility would have been FDR having his stroke in 1937 instead of 1945, leaving the non-interventionist Texan John Nance Gardner as president.

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