A Daily Updating Blog of Important Events In History That Never Occurred Today.
Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
'Trotsky's War' by Guest Historian Eric Oppen Guest Historian Eric Oppen says, Trotsky's War - An Alternate Second World War. Point of Departure: In 1918, two unnoticed deaths: Adolf Hitler dies of gas and complications in a German military hospital, and Josef Visarionovich Stalin dies of typhus during the Russian Civil War.
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In 1918, on this day the Great War ends.
At the news of German's defeat, an Austrian-born corporal in a Bavarian regiment, Adolf Hitler, loses his will to go on living and succumbs to the complications of having been gassed.
In 1918, the Kapp Putsch ~ right-wing attempt to take over the German government foiled by strike by Social-Democratic government workers; the putschists have no way to run things without these people.