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#31 12 years ago

1145AD? Certainly not gods.

We'd be viewed as demons and chased down and slaughtered.


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#32 12 years ago

n0e;49001981145AD? Certainly not gods.

We'd be viewed as demons and chased down and slaughtered.

Sounds like the odds here are likely to meet.




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#33 12 years ago

I personally think we would be viewed as people. One man pops back into the 1100's and grabs a random peasant off the street and brings him back here. The first man who came through may be seen as God or some other heavenly creature, but once the average 1100's citizen is back through to our time, he quickly discovers a whole civilization of us. His mind may not grasp what we have become or what our culture, technology and lifestyle is about, but we do not look vastly different from him. Our language is different, but I would think at least partially understandable to him.

Of course, if time travel were possible, wowing a lowly mud farmer from medieval England is a horrible misappropriation of technology. The #1 mission for humanity should be - kill Hitler. lol




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#34 12 years ago
Gamov;4900279 The #1 mission for humanity should be - kill Hitler. lol

Would a humanity without Hitler be better?

A common enemy unites. Lesser villains bring forth controversy. The bigger, and more twisted the villain, the more people will unite against it. After the war, those allies will be less likely to enter into a war with each other.

How much more unstable would the world be, if we had not had to deal with an enemy such as Hitler?

Lessons are usually learned through mistakes.




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#35 12 years ago

Monster_user;4900311Would a humanity without Hitler be better?

How much more unstable would the world be, if we had not had to deal with an enemy such as Hitler?

Lessons are usually learned through mistakes.

A world without Hitler may have been markedly better off. I would not wager that it would be any more or less stable than it already was in that time frame, however, it may have created a stepping stone for an allegiance with Germany against the Soviet Union. The following conflicts over Communism vs. Capitalism/Democracy that we saw in the years after WWII may have been well resolved years in advance. Korea may have turned out as a single Democratic nation. Vietnam may well have had a different outcome as well. The conflict in Afghanistan between the USSR and the Taliban may have never existed, thus quelling the rise of heavily armed Muslim extremist groups who now pose credible threats to global security.

I don't claim to be an expert on global politics, nor do I submit that this would be the only outcome. It may have been worse, we don't, and can't, know. However, with the politics of people like Hitler removed from mainland Europe, many of the difficulties that plagued the mid-late 20th century would have almost certainly been stymied. Not totally obliterated, but tempered for sure.