Picture a society where World War II never happened. No blitzkriegs, no D-Day, no atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

We’re so used to our history books brimming with tales of this catastrophic conflict that it’s almost unthinkable to imagine a world without it.

That’s what we’re going to do today. This piece looks into the ‘what ifs,’ a peek into alternate history. It’s a trip into the realm of the un-happened, a safari through the untamed wilderness of hypothetical timelines.

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A Geopolitical Canvas: Redrawing the Borders

Imagine a world map, but not as we know it. Think of a globe without a divided Germany, an Iron Curtain that never fell, and perhaps even a Cold War that never heated up. 

It’s a lot to wrap your head around.  We’d be looking at a Europe that continued to march to the drumbeat of the old powers: France and the UK. 

And what about the big two: the USSR and the USA? They might have been a few steps behind in the race to superpower status, creating a dramatically different global power balance.

A Prolonged British Empire: The Powerhouse That Lasted

Let’s warp into an alternate universe without World War II, where the British Empire stayed strong for a little longer. 

That’s right – we’re talking about countries like India, South Africa, and numerous others still fluttering the Union Jack. It’s strange to think about.