So many of the most critical junctures of history have hinged upon a single person, a single act, a single moment in time. What if Stonewall Jackson hadn’t returned to camp in the darkness of night? What if Archduke Ferdinand had survived the assassin’s bullet? What if Adolf Hitler’s artistic ambitions hadn’t been quashed so humiliatingly? What if, what if, what if?
Unless you’re a traveler of the multiverse, it’s impossible to know for sure how history would have been changed if just that one thing had been a little different. But it sure is jolly fun to hypothesize anyway!
What If Hitler Had Won World War II?
What might have happened if Nazi Germany had been victorious in World War II?
World War II: EUrope
What If Churchill Hadn’t Tamed His ‘Black Dog’?
What if one of Britain’s greatest prime ministers had been overwhelmed by his mental illness and unable to lead his country to victory?
World War II: the Pacific
What If the Marines Had Skipped Iwo Jima?
What would have happened if the U.S. hadn’t sent men to take this small atoll, site of that iconic photo? Would it have cost the war?
OTHER WHAT IFS
What If Robert E. Lee Had Sent Troops to Vicksburg?
Why exactly was Robert E. Lee so opposed to sending help to Mississippi in 1863?