Better generalship could have helped Singapore escape capture.
If the Allies never cracked the Triton code, the Battle of the Atlantic would have been hard won.
The Office of Strategic Services commissioned a psychological profile of Hitler to assess his likely future behavior. One likely course was that he would die a martyr; but what if he didn't die at all?
The wartime relationship between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill is famous. Some have praised it as “the partnership that saved the west,” and even “a friendship that saved the world.” But what if this relationship had failed to develop?
As late as December 1942, Franco believed that Germany might offer territorial concessions and Spain would join the war on the side of the Axis Powers.
Most “what if” scenarios begin with a plausible rewrite of a historical event; the bombing of Auschwitz does not. As the historical record makes clear, those who could have authorized the attack firmly rejected the idea.
Without rabid racism, the Nazi Party still would have brought war to Europe.