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

I found this answer in another question on Quora. Not realistic, but very interesting, so I thought I'd copy-paste it. (I had already saved this answer) 1943: Manstein and his Panzer Division break the Soviet encirclement of Paulus and his 6th Army. Stalingrad is then captured by Paulus who is promoted to Field

What would happen if we cloned Hitler?

Would not matter. Hitler have a very abusive father,was not recognized for courage in WW 1,was kicked out of art school,was homeless,lived in Germany after WW 1 which was nearly destroyed by the allies and it considered the reason for WW2. Worse, it was a family fight among

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

The Nazi idelogy does not allow them to to win WW2. The theory is simple. You are great and your army is mighty. But you there is no mercy in your heart. Conquering a country is differerent from trying to erase a race from face of the earth. Even Romans were better - their

What if Japan had accomplished its goals during WW2?

History tells us that empires rise relatively quickly, then collapse. If challenged militarily, they may collapse as quickly as they arose. Otherwise, they collapse slowly as the people who started the empire loose interest in dying to spread it further and those they dominate invent new ways to resist their rulers.There are three phasese. The first is

If World War One and Two had never happened what would the world be like now?

World War II changed a lot of things globally. It physically wiped out entire cities and millions of people. Our understanding of what evil is capable of, and how to define/stop evil changed. Most importantly it changed our thinking.An important portion of this

What would have happened in World War II if Hitler didn't try to invade the Soviet Union?

The Nazis would've won WW2, straight and simple, and probably would later defeat the Soviet Union as well(considering that without Germany invading the USSR, the Soviets would be the ones trying it).You have to see the scenario in which Hitler attacked the USSR:-France was completely beaten and occupied-England was very obviously

What could have happened in WW2 if Nazi Germany had deployed strategic heavy bombers such as the He-177? Would they have been able to win the Battle of Britain, or successfully invade the Soviet Union?

It depends. Where do the resources to build, crew, fuel etc the bombers come from?If you want enough of them to matter, you need lots of resources. The British and Americans launched 1000 bomber raids with aircraft of the same sort

What could have happened in WW2 if Nazi Germany had deployed strategic heavy bombers such as the He-177? Would they have been able to win the Battle of Britain, or successfully invade the Soviet Union?

It depends. Where do the resources to build, crew, fuel etc the bombers come from?If you want enough of them to matter, you need lots of resources. The British and Americans launched 1000 bomber raids with aircraft of the same sort

What would have happened if Hitler detected the fake invasion?

The Allies had an overwhelming superiority in men and materials. Perhaps there would have been World War 1 style stalemate in France. The invasion was so massive that I doubt whether Gold Juno Sword Utaha and Omaha would all have failed.  Only one needed to succeed for the Allies to get a toehold

What would have happened in World War II if Hitler didn't try to invade the Soviet Union?

The Nazis would've won WW2, straight and simple, and probably would later defeat the Soviet Union as well(considering that without Germany invading the USSR, the Soviets would be the ones trying it).You have to see the scenario in which Hitler attacked the USSR:-France was completely beaten and occupied-England was very obviously

If World War One and Two had never happened what would the world be like now?

Let's see:There would have been numerous smaller wars in Europe, even today. - Both world wars are what it took to convince Europe that its centuries of warfare really were unsustainable. Without them, Europe would remain the seething cauldron of ethnic

What if France did not fall in 1940 or afterwards?

I would highly recommend General Andre Beaufre's book, 1940: The Fall of France, as he presents an interesting counterfactual scenario. According to him, had the French halted the German advance, Hitler may very well have fallen from power, as there were many top German

What would happen if Adolf Hitler had conquered India instead of the British?

Neither Adolf Hitler nor the country of Germany was not around when the Britishers seized power (after the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857). And the Brits were around long before then. So this hypothetical is really out there.Nazi Germany was not interested in invading India, though it was keen to

What would happen if we cloned Hitler?

Would not matter. Hitler have a very abusive father,was not recognized for courage in WW 1,was kicked out of art school,was homeless,lived in Germany after WW 1 which was nearly destroyed by the allies and it considered the reason for WW2. Worse, it

What happened during the WW2,which would have ended the battle earlier, had it not happened?

It's happens many time like when Germany became first country to made missiles first time and launch them on civilian targets rather than launching them on military target Germany lose a big chance of destroying allies forces .The attack on pearl harbour force America to join

What would happen if the Americans had the technology they did today in ww2 The allies? The axis?

You need to read the World War 2.0 trilogy by John Birmingham - basically in it, a US/UN attack fleet from 2021 gets sent back in time to the battle of Midway - although some tech ends up in the hands of Germany and the USSR as well.Spoiler -

What if Hitler made an Anti-Soviet alliance with Poland, France and Britain in 1939 instead of invading Poland?

I've divided my answer into a tree (if you like), with a base point and two potential offshoots from this. Also, my answer starts in 1936.Part 11936: Hitler concludes that the Communists are of bigger concern to Germany than the Capitalists, so he proceeds to extend invitations to the Anti-Comintern pact to Poland,

If Nazi Germany won WWII, would there be countries that divided?

IRL, the countries of France(Vichy+Occupied France), Czechoslovakia(Annexed Czech Republic[with Sudetenland] Slovakia, Hungarian and Poland regions) Soviet Union(USSR and occupied land) Italy(Fascist and Monarchy halves) Yugoslavia(occupied parts) and Greece(occupied parts).

Hypothetical: If WW2 never happened, would the world be a better place today?

Mixed.  A lot of deaths would have been avoided.  But fascism might well have become the European norm.  And neither the USA or British Empire would have been likely to have had the vast leftward shift that actually occurred.See The Left Redefined ‘The Normal' for more on this.

Imagine WW2 had never occurred and we are now in 2016, how would the major powers be today?

Surprisingly I don't think the world would be so different as it is today , Israel may not exist so there'd be less issues between the west and the Middle East.Great Britain would possibly of held onto the tag of super power and kept its colonies as they wouldnt of been ripped apart and penniless as

What would have happened if Hitler had been assassinated in 1943 or 1944?

A very difficult question. It is attractive to look on the bright side, but perhaps naïve.In Germany every soldier from top to bottom of the ranks had taken a personal oath of loyalty to Hitler. Germans regarded this sort of thing very seriously. We know that the plotters left many men

What if Great Britain was defeated during World War 2?

Not only is it difficult to understand how America could have fought the Germans without the British,but without the British we would have had a much more difficult time defending the homeland. As well as avoiding serious mistakes, such as invading France before we were ready.It depends a little if the British surrendered or were

Would Hitler have killed indians if he would have ever conquered India?

Well, I don't think so.      My first reason would be that Hitler mainly killed the Jews, out of despise, and the Allies, out of enmity. He considered ethnic Germans as pure-blooded Aryans, and the Jews as inferior race. The whole Nazi ideology was based on this.

What would be the world like today if world war 2 had never happened?

As per my imagination, if there would have been no World War II the situation of world politics would have been really different.If we go back to the reality,just after world war the situation emerged for the Cold War and just

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

A credible answer to this question is potentially to be found in the real postwar history of the Cold War. Nazi Germany might have ruled Europe with an iron fist, then the old guard would die and the second rankers would have taken

What would happen if Facebook existed during World war 2?

Simple, We could have easily avoided the war!Yes, existence of social media in the early 20th century could have reduced the chances of world war. However, the following points would give you brief answer to your question.1. The chances of would war

Would the Nazis still say 'Heil Hitler' if they won WWII and Hitler died of natural causes?

Depends if the following Führer would have stepped into the foot steps of Hitler, or at least honoring him, or i he had tried to put the focus on himself, and also creating a Führer myth arround himself. If he would have made himself just as "legendary"

How would the world look today if WWII never happened?

If Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers Party did not start World War II, the world would be more technologically advanced - the idea that war generally benefits technology is a myth, actually it advances some aspects of technology at the expense of other aspects (destruction is

What would have happened if Germany had won WWII?

If Germany won the war, it follows that only this would occur if the Axis Powers had jointly won the war.If Moscow fell during the siege, then quite possibly the Communist government would have either sued for peace or a revolution would have occurred with the ouster of the Communists. Without

What would the world look like today if WW2 hadn't happened, but WW1 had?

Perhaps this could have happened, but there are three prerequisites:the Allies should have done what Foch wanted and taken the war into Germany. Preferably, all the way to Berlin to show who had really and unmistakably won the war, and not allowed the

What if the Great Depression never happened?

Wow what a great question! What if people didn't make these mistakes ?Incidents of domestic violence;use of verbal orphysical abuse orviolence toward othersindicating a lack of self-control;inability to get along with others in work orpersonal life;failure to listen effectively;use of derogatory

What if the Winter War never ended?

The Finns would've been massacred if the war continued. They would've lost their advantage of mobility due to skis. They lacked motor vehicles and heavy weapons. They would've ended up attempting to stop a modern army in WW1-style trenches. Giving up Vyborg was the best they could do and a small price to

What would have happened to South America had the Nazis won WW2?

In that time in history Nazism and fascism had a strong following in S. America . So that said I think that if Nazi Germany had won WWII it would have been a foothold for Nazism in the Americas. We already had the German American Bund in the USA

History: If WWII had never happened, technology wise, would we be less technologically advanced?

Pretty much. I believe WW2 is the human version of a natural catastrophe. After every natural catastrophe, life has taken a turn for the good, be it the Cambrian explosion, post-Permian-extinction proliferation of the reptiles or the mammalian conquer of the world leading to us after the Cretaceous extinction of life (including dinosaurs).

If Nazi Germany won in Europe in World War 2, would they have invaded the United States?

Nope and that's the strategic dilemma the Germans faced as the war went on. While it certainly would have been possible to defeat the British and conquer Britain and within possibility that, with the proper preparations, the Germans could have conquered into the USSR up to the

How would history be altered had Hitler not been born?

not very much. Hitler rose to power in the time of a crisis. Most of the leaders during the time were facing crisis in their countries. If Hitler wasn't there then someone else would of rose to power and done something very similar with less racial discrimination than Hitler had towards the Jewish. and that doesn't stop

How would the world be different today if the Holocaust had never happened?

The world would be in many ways a better place, as it would enjoy the brilliant contributions of those millions brutally slain. Millions of Jews, intellectuals, homosexuals, gypsies, christian ministers, and so many others. They would not have died. Children would not have been murdered. The world would be brightened by their existence.On the other hand, we

If World War One and Two had never happened what would the world be like now?

I freely admit to being maddeningly inconsistent with verb tenses in this answer. If this is the sort of thing that drives you nuts - and it probably would drive me insane if I hadn't written it - you've been warned.A large part of

If WW2 did not happen, would our technologies be at another level today?

We'd definitely be a technologically less advanced society.  The most obvious advancement being in nuclear technology.  Other technological leaps took place in the forms of mass production of Penicillin, infra-red, cryptography, Synthetic rubbers & fuel, Aircraft, rocketry, sonogram & radar, microwaves, computers.  Just to name a few. Most of these

In the long run, would Europe have been better off if Hitler had won?

Maybe it is just I, but it seems odd to me that this question comes so quickly on the heels of several that had to do with proving the holocaust really happened. Those questions were so obvious in their purpose that Quora mods squashed them like a bug.

What would have happened had Russia invaded Germany?

If that happened today it would be war

What would have happened if Germany had been invaded by all its neighbours in 1938?

They took on France in 1939 & the other powers, Netherlands, Switzerland and Denmark would make little difference. An invasion by Austria would have been unlikely in 1938, given the Nazi inspired coup by Seyss-Inquart against the Fascist government of Dollfuss, but Poland had a much larger army than is generally imagined and in the early 30s

What would have happened if Nazis had never attacked the Soviet Union in WW2?

You are young artillery officer, fresh out of a military school. You are not happy. You did not get a chance to show your new uniform to this girl in your village – a promised vacation after the accelerated graduation was cancelled and now you are on the western border, in Belorussia. And not just that –

What would have happened if Russia had lost WW2? Would the Western Allies still have won?

If you look at one data point, you'll notice that the Western Allies did defeat Germany in 1917–1918 without Russia. If you then throw in the fact that the US would have a pretty good stockpile of nuclear weapons in 1946, the bombers to

What would have happened in World War II if Hitler didn't try to invade the Soviet Union?

The Nazis would've won WW2, straight and simple, and probably would later defeat the Soviet Union as well(considering that without Germany invading the USSR, the Soviets would be the ones trying it).You have to see the scenario in which Hitler attacked the USSR:-France was completely beaten and occupied-England was very obviously going to be defeated,