Even if they kept the monarchy, the power will eventually be shared with the people. Politicians will form parties and the type of government will become democratic in France because Western Europe was the birthplace of democracy. I am sure that the royalty will remain as
A common problem in understanding history, is a failure to appreciate the underlying political causations; and so their perception becomes a bit like the movie
If France had not sold Louisiana to the United States in 1803, it would have shortly lost the territory. There's no reason to think that the retention of Louisiana would have done anything to avert the collapse of the year-long Anglo-French peace inaugurated by the 1802 Treaty of Amiens. A France that was determined
Hopefully, nothing too terrible. CA will have to reinvent its financial and central banking. It will have to reconcile its balance sheets to pay back anything they owe to other banks. Interest rates will go up 8+% for CA.The US and new CA will have to workout trade deals and hopefully an FTA. CA
France wouldn't have kept it for long. US settlers were already pressing into that territory, and American expansionists were already clamoring for the seizure of New Orleans as a necessary outlet for the produce of the American interior. Indeed, US president Thomas Jefferson had already warned the French that France's possession of New Orleans, a port through which 40%
Yes, of course they could have. If the Thirteen Colonies could beat the world's strongest power in 1776, then certainly the Confederacy could have defeated the Union in the Civil War. However, they made a number of mistakes that greatly reduced their chances of securing their independence.One of the
I would not change world history. The consequences of changing world history are so profound and complicated that I have no idea what the actual results would be. Before I answered this question I considered assassinating:Adolf HitlerKarl MarxThe first Kim JungLeninJoseph StalinAll
The basic cause of the Civil War was slavery. However Lincoln's immediate goal was to save the Union.It was the South's decision to break free and it was a miscalculation on their part. Had they stayed in the Union it is likely they could have kept their institution far into the foreseeable future.Lincoln would not have gone
What if the bretton woods agreement had never happened and gold was still the global currency for trade. How the world economy would have been today?
Thanks for the A2A.The Bretton Woods system of monetary management established the rules for commercial and financial relations among the United States, Canada, Western Europe countries, Australia, and Japan after the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement.
Probably about when they appeared in our own history.The idea of such a vehicle might appear much earlier. The Romans, for example, had axles with bearings and spoked wheels, cranks, and early gear drive trains, though IIRC they had at best belts, not chain drives. However, it wouldn't be too much of a
What would have happened if the US had decided to invade Japan with full military might, instead of dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
The invasion would have ended in a bloodbathAnd I have hard facts to corroborate my argument.This is one of the most complex questions I have ever answered because of the HUGE amount of data and facts that must be synthesized
The world if:GB made a nonaggression pact with Germany after the fall of France. Hitler never wanted a war with GB since they were Anglo-Saxons. USSR eventually surrenders to Germany. Germany realizes it cannot occupy all of the USSR so the Soviets remain in
If France had remained a monarchy, whether under the Second Empire dynasty of Napoleon III or whether under a monarchist restoration of some kind (an Orléanist restoration under the Comte de Paris seems the most likely outcome), it would
Even if they kept the monarchy, the power will eventually be shared with the people. Politicians will form parties and the type of government will become democratic in France because Western Europe was the birthplace of democracy. I am sure that the royalty will remain as a figurehead but
It is difficult to imagine a world in which Rome would not fall. Rome was essentially unstable, as all ancient empires and as, God forbid it, all contemporary ones too. For those of you who don't remember, it was a gold-thirsty empire
For the sake of context let's say that the French began their colonisation of Mexico right before the Spanish do. For one it most likely wouldn't be called Mexico.. The it would not be part of new Spain so the Spanish would never have named it Mexico, of course,
France's hold on Louisiana was tenuous; Napolean did not have the resources or ability to protect it, and both the United States and Britain wanted it and were willing to take it by force. With or without the support of France (or Spain, for that matter) the colonists would never have been
Then Nova Scotia would have been an actual Scottish colony when Scotland was still independent. There would be colonies such as New Cornwall, New Essex, an isle of New Man.There would not be any of the six indigenous villages of the Saint Lawrence : Kahnawà:ke,
I honestly don't believe France could have kept territories South of the Sahara, or even Morocco and Tunisia - But there is a place France could very realistically have kept. And that is Algeria.(Note: Just for you to be aware of, I am in no way opposed to an Algerian state nor supportive of those
Then America would have declared war on France. No? Seriously if America could declare independence against the British Empire, it would do so against the eventual decline of France. Even if America chose to do so during Napoleon's time, Napoleon would be hardpressed to
What would the world be like now if the highest IQ anybody had is just 115 and that's as rare as today's 220?
If, in the interest of the thought experiment, one sets aside the extremely important issue of extrapolation errors, and considers the Flynn Effect to account for that much of a difference, one could calculate that, at a rate of 0.3 points per year, it would
The decline, degeneration and eventual collapse of a civilization.The answer by Susanna Viljanen hits it right on the nose.I don't think there has ever been a successful civilization which staved off decay in the absence of a religion. The West today is trying that unprecedented experiment in trying to replace and even
Imagine how the Pacific carrier battles would have been if one side or the other had drones, or both did. The question is unanswerable in a way, because to have drones you would also have to include the technology that produced them. That technology would have had an affect on all the other weaponry as well.
The hypothesis that the Toba eruption about 75,000 years ago caused the world human population to decrease to about 1000 is generally considered to be false.Ash from the Toba supereruption in Lake Malawi shows no volcanic winter in East Africa at 75 ka. Proceedings of