by Richard Ned Lebow
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Examining the chain of events that led to the Great War and what could reasonably have been done differently to avoid it, an acclaimed political psychologist creates plausible worlds, some better, some worse, that might have developed.
Vladimir Lenin in 1900. In our counterfactual history, his career as the producer of the musical Pins and Needles is only a few years away.
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March 12, 2014 One hundred years after the Great War, we're looking back at the history that wasn't. If Archduke Franz Ferdinand hadn't been killed in 1914, how would the world be different?
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Without World War I, the woman's suffrage movement might have been slower to gain traction.
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March 12, 2014 If the Great War had never happened, America might look vastly different. Among other things, woman's suffrage and the civil rights movement might have suffered.
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