Obviously, the world would be a much better place had neither of the World Wars occurred. However, I am curious about what some of the long term affects of these wars not occurring would be. I know I posted this in after 1900 (seeing how that's when the World Wars occurred), but for the sake of this scenario let's suppose these two things happen: A) Kaiser Frederick III quits smoking early on in his life, causing him to live longer and reform Germany into a British-style monarchy, and B) Archduke Franz Ferdinand is never assassinated, allowing him to go on and reform Austria-Hungary into the United States of Greater Austria later on in his life. Of course, this is mostly just so we can get an idea of why WW1 (and subsequently WW2) never occurred ITTL. Now, with that out of the way, there are two main questions I have. 1. How would decolonization in Africa and Asia be affected by this? Would it be slowed down at all due to the idea of 'empire' never being tarnished by the war? 2. How would technology look? For all the terrible things that occurred during the wars, they did facilitate technological growth, and even if most of that was military technology, some of it was later applied to other settings (i.e. rocketry became the basis for space travel later in the 20th century). Would technology be less advanced in some fields due to there being no need to advance?