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If you could make any event(s) in history not happen, which one(s) would you pick?

I didn't know tildes has trending topics.

I'd either pick the rise of the bolsheviks in Russia (You can replace them with the mensheviks, who wanted to abide by democracy.), The division of the HRE (A united germany in 900CE would be very consequential.) And the rise of the hapsburgs in what would be Austria-Hungary, since it meshed a dozen linguistic groups together.

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    patience_limited
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    The transfer of Old World diseases to the Native populations of the Americas. The evidence is that measles, smallpox, cholera, and typhoid killed 90 - 95% of the population, somewhere between 100...

    The transfer of Old World diseases to the Native populations of the Americas. The evidence is that measles, smallpox, cholera, and typhoid killed 90 - 95% of the population, somewhere between 100 - 500 million people, by various estimates. The world would be a very different place if those civilizations had remained intact.

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    1. Kuromantis
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      I agree, it's a very underrated historical/biological phenomenon. Imagine what the American continent would be like if native americans held out long enough to seriously make nations on their own...

      I agree, it's a very underrated historical/biological phenomenon. Imagine what the American continent would be like if native americans held out long enough to seriously make nations on their own (the Iroquois managed to do it even after the plagues.)

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  2. moonbathers
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    Internal combustion engines becoming dominant over other methods. That played a major part in our current climate troubles.

    Internal combustion engines becoming dominant over other methods. That played a major part in our current climate troubles.

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    1. Rainier
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      the only right answer. so much suffering (especially mine) never would've happened.

      the only right answer. so much suffering (especially mine) never would've happened.

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