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 ==== An example of this phenomennon ==== ==== An example of this phenomennon ====
  
-Here's a somewhat extreme example, but it gets the message through : Imagine the last ice age never ended. The rough equivalent of European nationalities have a vastly different society, culture and religions than in the history known to us. Who knows, maybe the time is already the early 20th century and these people are still tribal societies and still follow prehistoric shamanism. Now imagine that World War One appears in this ice age version of the early 20th century as well. And it starts for the exact same reasons (imperialism,​ an assasination attempt) on the exact same date (28. July 1914), with the exact same countries, political alliances, economic (third industrial revolution) and military infrastructure (WWI tech). Well, all this seems quite a stretch, doesn'​t it ? The Europe of this alternate world would logically be very, very different - pretty much almost unrecognizable,​ and not just because of the different society, culture and religion, but because of a vastly different climate and enviromental situation (for one thing, most of Germany, Britain and northern France would be under the glaciers and everything north of the Mediterranean would be freezing tundra). So, an exact copy of World War One makes utterly zero sense in a Europe still in the grips of an ice age. Being unwilling to understand this and preferring to use "lazy parallelism"​ instead results in the Citroen DS Incident. ​  +Here's a somewhat extreme example, but it gets the message through: Imagine the last ice age never ended. The rough equivalent of European nationalities have a vastly different society, culture and religions than in the history known to us. Who knows, maybe the time is already the early 20th century and these people are still tribal societies and still follow prehistoric shamanism. Now imagine that World War One appears in this ice age version of the early 20th century as well. And it starts for the exact same reasons (imperialism,​ an assasination attempt) on the exact same date (28th July 1914), with the exact same countries, political alliances, economic (third industrial revolution) and military infrastructure (WWI tech). Well, all this seems quite a stretch, doesn'​t it? The Europe of this alternate world would logically be very, very different - pretty much almost unrecognizable,​ and not just because of the different society, culture and religion, but because of a vastly different climate and enviromental situation (for one thing, most of Germany, Britain and northern France would be under the glaciers and everything north of the Mediterranean would be freezing tundra). So, an exact copy of World War One makes utterly zero sense in a Europe still in the grips of an ice age. Being unwilling to understand this and preferring to use "lazy parallelism"​ instead results in the Citroen DS Incident. ​  
  
-Or, to keep it simple, here's a more tamer example : You have a TL with a widely different history of French automobile manufacturers and companies, yet a Citroen DS exactly the same as (or heavily similar) to the OTL car shows up in production during the 1950s-1970s (and maybe even beyond this timeframe).+Or, to keep it simple, here's a more tamer example: You have a TL with a widely different history of French automobile manufacturers and companies, yet a Citroen DS exactly the same as (or heavily similar) to the OTL car shows up in production during the 1950s-1970s (and maybe even beyond this timeframe).
  
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