How would France be if it had kept the monarchy?

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

What if Andrew Jackson was never president?

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

What if France had kept Louisiana?

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

What would happen if California seceded from the United States?

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

What would have happened if France had kept its American territories known as 'New France'?

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%

Could the South have won the U.S. Civil War?

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

If you could go back in time and do one thing, what would it be?

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

Was the U.S. Civil War avoidable?

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.

What was the earliest time in which constructing a modern 'safety' bicycle was possible?

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

What would the world be like if Nazi Germany had never lost the war?

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

How different would history be had France remained a monarchy after 1870?

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

How would France be if it had kept the monarchy?

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

Roman Empire: What would the world be like today if Rome had never fallen?

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

What if France had colonized Mexico?

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,

What if the Louisiana purchase never happened and instead the Louisiana territory became a country?

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

What might happen if New France was never established?

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,

What would France have to have done to have kept hold of its African territories?

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

What would have happened if France had kept its American territories known as 'New France'?

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

What would the world look like without religion?

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

How would modern drones be used in World War II?

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.

Were humans almost wiped out around 72,000 years ago?

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