What If World War I Had Never Happened?The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand propelled the world into World War I — a conflict that left millions dead, shattered empires and rearranged power throughout the world. But what if the assassin in Sarajevo had missed?
As one listener points out, we might not have carrot cake today if Germans weren't forced to bake with ersatz materials during World War I. This little girl might have had to settle for chocolate instead.
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World War I was when the old world became the new. Here, a German cavalryman wears a gas mask and carries a long spear or pole, from two different ages of war.
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