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!