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What if dinosaurs never went extinct?

Would humans have evolved?

Would we have wiped out species like we have or would we be the extinct?

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No place for us or other big mammals while the dinos were around. That comet did us a big favour, we'd still be little lemur like things, skulking in trees and eating insects.
Ok so humans wouldnt have evolved.

Would dinosaurs have evolved into English speaking beasts?

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Impossible to say never, but unlikely. The huge expansion of the our cerebral cortex is what enables us to be human, to speak and have 'culture'. Dinosaurs, birds and reptiles have very different cortical structures. Not that they can't be pretty intelligent, tool using crows are a good example of what a dino brain could probably do.
 

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What if Australia did not join WW1? Potentially the country grows differently but are we protected for rd2?
Could've been a world leader if a generation wasn't lost.

What if the VFL did go broke in the 80s? Does a new national comp emerge from the ashes or a Super league revolution?

What if Trump wins in 2020? More of the same I suspect.

What if Steve Jobs dies earlier and smartphone aren't invented? I'd say the internet but with computers that was kind of inevitable? Less social media for one.

Obscure one. What if the Titanic stats afloat? White Star Line amassed even more power. Shipping is exclusively travel de jou does this delay commercial air travel?
 

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What if Australia did not join WW1? Potentially the country grows differently but are we protected for rd2?
Could've been a world leader if a generation wasn't lost.

What if the VFL did go broke in the 80s? Does a new national comp emerge from the ashes or a Super league revolution?

What if Trump wins in 2020? More of the same I suspect.

What if Steve Jobs dies earlier and smartphone aren't invented? I'd say the internet but with computers that was kind of inevitable? Less social media for one.

Obscure one. What if the Titanic stats afloat? White Star Line amassed even more power. Shipping is exclusively travel de jou does this delay commercial air travel?
Good questions , but they didn't haoppen so no answer
 
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the complete theoretical territory of Idi Amin-ruled Uganda is teleported from 6AM Kampala time, the day before the start of Operation Entebbe in 1976 to 6 AM Kampala time, the day before the start of the Siege of Tobruk in 1941.

Any ideas as to effects, butterflies?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_in_the_Sea_of_Time

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What if Charles died in the skiing accident and William was next in line, and still taking the counsel of Diana, who wasn’t killed?

Hard to work out, but for one thing I reckon the two brothers would be closer
 

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The what ifs of the world are many and what if the bullet or bullets missed Kennedy from all directions?
The geopolitical complexion of the entire world can change radically due to one leader's decision to have the top down on the car he was being driven around in, or just was it just pure dumb luck that the assassins knew Kennedy loved convertibles?

What if Japan ended up like Korea after WW2? Split in half ! It almost happened. As the war drew to a close, the next conflict was already emerging, with the Soviets and the rest of the Allies each trying to gain control over the defeated Axis countries. That is, of course, why some wound up getting divided, like North and South Korea and East and West Germany. In August of 1945, the final days of the war the soviets rolled a fearsome ground army into Japanese-controlled Manchuria, to push the outlying forces back. Russia was still smarting after the 1904/05 war with Japan which ended in a Japanese victory, they had no intention of stopping at Manchuria. It was supposed to be the pre-game show of a full-scale invasion of Japan itself, which would've seen the Red Army squat-kick the island nation into submission. This all occured as the USA dropped bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Many Historians believe that Japan surrendered not because they were afraid of more atomic bombs from the U.S., but because they were afraid of the Soviets!

The attack on Pearl Harbor, admittedly one of the worst days in American and world history, does not even come close to the Michael Bay movie that was an even bigger disaster. It almost did though. Several of the Japanese commanders in charge of the attack wanted to keep the assault going for another wave that would have pretty much destroyed the island, crippled the Pacific Fleet, and extended the war into the 1950s. The initial surprise attack on Pearl Harbor went so well for the Japanese that virtually all of their carrier commanders wanted to stay in Hawaii for the next few days knowing the US carriers were absent from the first attack, utterly devastating the American oil reserves, ammunition stores, dry docks, and repair facilities. The Carriers would've returned to nothing?

At the start of World War II, the Soviet Union signed a neutrality pact with the Nazis, and then both carved up Poland. Then in June of 1941, the Germans went back on their word, because Hitler was definitely one german sausage short of a barbecue at the Berghof. The two superpowers hated each other, so it was always going to end badly at some point.

Lincoln was almost bumped off before he took office! Had it been successful (as it very nearly was), Abraham Lincoln would have been murdered before he'd ever served a single day as President, and Bill and Ted would've definitely failed their history project. By some estimates, he received more than 10,000 death threats during his first term alone (keep in mind that this was the 1860s, before death threats became the norm on the Internet) Abe wasn't as popular as we've all been led to believe. Before he started the job there was a little thing called the Baltimore plot, this plot called for Lincoln to be assassinated while passing through Baltimore by train en route to his inauguration in February of 1861. Baltimore was a hotbed of confederate leaning Abe haters, so the conspirators simply hired a bunch of them to stage a riot as the President-elect's train passed through, thus creating enough chaotic distraction to allow an assassin to appear out of the crowd and blast Lincoln. There was no secret service back then and James West and Artemus Gordon had never been heard of. So the deed wouldn't have been too hard to accomplish. The plot was discovered and confirmed by several independent investigators, Lincoln's itinerary was changed at the last minute which then involed multiple train changes, carriage rides, and telegraph offices to keep his location secret. He arrived back in Washington in complete anonymity.
 
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the complete theoretical territory of Idi Amin-ruled Uganda is teleported from 6AM Kampala time, the day before the start of Operation Entebbe in 1976 to 6 AM Kampala time, the day before the start of the Siege of Tobruk in 1941.

Any ideas as to effects, butterflies?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_in_the_Sea_of_Time

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If they act rationally, they should be able to carve out an empire in Africa that has captures most of the African continents mineral/oil wealth, well that which had been identified prior to 1976. Wouldn't necessarily have the weapons/military to project into Europe to alter to outcome there given the distance, and the fact that I don't think they were a manufacturing power, assuming they most like were getting their good stuff from Russia.

Having said that it is Idi Amin so who the * knows.
 

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