Now, this seems like a redundant subject, I know. But this is different because this is not about World War II. I am opening this to the last 4000 years of history. Maybe there's some of you out there with at least some minor interest in Classic History. There's a lot of times in history that have been dubbed the turning points of our civilisation, but what of those that weren't? What events do you think changed the course of a war, or the course of mankinds civilisation? What if the Lost Order from Robert E. Lee had never been lost? Would one more victory ensure French and British recognition of a Confederate independance? What if the Varus Legions were never destroyed in Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D? Would the Roman Empire expand to the Vistula and hold off the barbarians in later years? Would the Protestant reformation ever happen? What if Napoleon did not impose such harsh conditions on his conquests in 1807? Would Israel be a reality much earlier? What if Alexander the Great died before becoming The Great? Or what if he had lived past the age of 38? Would the Indian subcontinent become Macedonian? What if the English Fireships were turned away from the Spanish Armada? Would the United States speak Spanish? Any "what ifs?" anyone else has? Or question those I posted? Try and keep World War II out of it, because they are quite...well, there's loads of threads dedicated to 'em.