history of everything

February 6, 2007 5:47pm CST
I was thinking about how the world would be different if certain things had never happened. If the Japenese had never bombed pearl harbour would the Germans have won WW2?. If JFK had never been shot how different would the world be? If the british had never sent all their prisoners to Australia would we be able to beat them in sports?. Funny how a little thing could change the entire world. What do you think is the single most important moment in defining the world we live in today?
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@Chapman15 (1501)
• United States
7 Feb 07
In the what if world I have a burning question... Why did the Europeans dominate in the early times? They took over most of the continents, but why? Are they just lucky to beat all the Native Americans? Why didn't the Native Americans sail in ships to conquor Europe? I guess there is no real answer, maybe for those of you that believe in evolution you would say that they started their civilizations almost a million years later than in Africa and Europe...
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8 Feb 07
i think there is a logical explanation. The USA is a very big place so theres is plenty of room for everyone as well as all the resources you could ever need. The pioneers of ships exploration came from countries like Holland, Britain and portugal, relatively small countries with plenty of coastline. They wanted more spcae and resources so decided to build ships and weapons etc to get to new places where they could get access to resources they didn't have in their own country. I think that if the UK had been connected to mainland europe we would never have been a world power, just being an island forced us to sail and that let to exploring the world, then deciding that we wanted it
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@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
6 Feb 07
I have trouble living in the world of reality and do not want to think about living in the world of "what if".I do like the question though and the thoughts it might conjure up.
6 Feb 07
i cant live in the world of reality, thats why my brain is always thinking about what if.
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@merkava (1225)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
Things happen for a reason even if we can't understand it. It's God's grandeur plan for all of us. What defines the world we live in? I guess it's us and the every day decisions we make that will change our lives forever. Past, are lessons learned. Present, is what we are doing today that'll determine the Future, of what we can become.
@LittleMel (14051)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
Thinking eh? Germany couldn't have won, they allied themselves with the wrong Italian. Napoleon would've beaten the Allies on his own. Japanese wouldn't last in Asia, they don't have enough troops for the whole continent. Well I guess the US will be friends with Cuba if JFK wasn't shot, CIA would go bankrupt with nothing to do. Nah, you can't beat the Australian natives. Can you imagine competing against Tazmanian Devils and Kangaroos? Disastrous !! I'd have to say computer invention and Internet. That's it for me.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I think we can never truly define good and evil and the world we live in makes it harder every day. It is imperative that we merely try to do as good as we can.