Guest reader Jackie Rose writes - "if history had occurred a bit different? Who says it didn't, somewhere?". That is our moderator's thought-provoking introduction to all Alternate History postings. But on the "Cosmos" TV series, I heard an even more striking thought...namely, that in an infinite number of planets, history would be changed in infinite ways. Their examples were: What if Hitler had won the war and what if the 911 attacks had been thwarted?
But I say we could go even further, to hope for infinite happy endings. What if Hitler had won the war but loved all minorities? Even better, what if World War I and II had never happened at all, because the Archduke had shot the assassin at Sarajevo? For that matter, what if Lincoln had shot Booth?
And my own favorite...What if Bonnie Prince Charlie had continued advancing on London and gone on to rule England? And better yet, what if his grandfather James II had not been deposed in the first place, letting Charles III inherit the throne?
I'll bet that everyone has some favorite happy ending, that he or she can hope is happening on one of those infinite planets. So, guys and gals...what's yours?
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