5 Backup Plans That Would Have Changed Modern History

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5 Backup Plans That Would Have Changed Modern History

Jul!a Jul!a
"Backup plans are, by definition, not the best-case scenario. But usually they can be counted on to be reasonably close to Plan A. Sometimes, it ends up being even better than Plan A (Michael Jordan was the third pick in the 1984 NBA draft). Other times, they're far worse (Sam Bowie was the second pick in the 1984 NBA draft). But you rarely hear about the backup plans that are chambered and loaded and just never get used. Here are five that remained in the back pockets of various world leaders that, had they been used, would have changed the world, and possibly the language this article was written in."

I often spend time wondering "what if" about things, mostly out of curiosity. Combine that with a love of learning about new things and this article was a pretty great read. It's interesting to learn what kinds of things might have happened instead if something else had failed to go through. What do you guys think?
11/03/2011
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Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Very educational - even if I find some of the conclusions questionable, they are open to interpretation by definition. Trying to figure out what would have happened is classic Monday morning QB'ing.

Thanks - I love things like this - they surely make you think and you're always going to learn something.
11/03/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Thanks, Sam. Downfall was certainly particularly interesting to read. My granddad was training for the invasion of Japan before the war ended. Makes you wonder, and ponder the (almost) age old question of to use or not to use the atomic bomb.
11/04/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
Very educational - even if I find some of the conclusions questionable, they are open to interpretation by definition. Trying to figure out what would have happened is classic Monday morning QB'ing.

Thanks - I love things like this - they ...
I'm glad you like it. And I definitely agree with you that the conclusions are open to interpretation for sure.
11/04/2011
Kitka Kitka
Thanks for sharing, was definitely an interesting read.
11/04/2011
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