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Old 11-04-2013, 08:52 PM
 
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I'm sure this has been talked about before but here goes, what if germany had won WW2 . they would be unstoppable and would have eventually conquered the whole world but how long would have the empire lasted?? growing that big that fast I have always argued it would have been very unstable would have collapsed very quickly.Look at the soviet empire. in the 60's everyone was afraid they were going to be the next superpower, but just a few decades later they collapsed.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:26 AM
 
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The US would have won the 1972 Olympic Basketball Final.
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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I'm sure this has been talked about before but here goes, what if germany had won WW2 .
Yes, it has been discussed before...ad nauseum.

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they would be unstoppable and would have eventually conquered the whole world
Impossible. Germany didn't have the ability to invade England across the Channel, let alone "conquer the entire world". World conquest was also never Hitler's goal. If Germany had been succesful against Russia, then they would have become a regional superpower content in their newfound security. They would have spent 40+ years "Germanizing" Eastern Europe, building Volkswagens and eliminating "undesirables". They would not have conquered the entire world.

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but how long would have the empire lasted?? growing that big that fast I have always argued it would have been very unstable would have collapsed very quickly.
Irrelevant because there would have been no empire. Speaking of their European conquests, quite a while if they manage to carry out their longterm plans of "resettlement".

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Look at the soviet empire. in the 60's everyone was afraid they were going to be the next superpower, but just a few decades later they collapsed.
I'm pretty sure the Soviet Union was a superpower in the immediate post-WW2 years just as the US was. At the very least they achieved that status in 1949 when they detonated their first atomic bomb.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I really really wish we had an alternative history section.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: palmsprings
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We would be eating dust
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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I'm sure this has been talked about before but here goes, what if germany had won WW2 . they would be unstoppable and would have eventually conquered the whole world but how long would have the empire lasted?? growing that big that fast I have always argued it would have been very unstable would have collapsed very quickly.Look at the soviet empire. in the 60's everyone was afraid they were going to be the next superpower, but just a few decades later they collapsed.
What if Paraguay had beaten the U.S. and USSR in the race to put a man on the moon?

That question, like yours, is completely pointless until you first describe how that might have been possible. And, frankly, about as likely.

So..... how does Germany win World War II (and what does a German win entail?)? Then, how does Germany 'conquer the world'? (A: It doesn't, because there's no way it could have done so, though your explanation of Germany conquering and then garrisoning North America, South America, Asia beyond the Urals, sub-Saharan Africa, and India would be interesting - or at least entertaining).
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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I really really wish we had an alternative history section.
Same here.
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