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alternate_history:wwi_and_wwii_must_always_occur [2012/10/27 06:50]
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 A particularly frequent, annoying and nonsensical [[alternate history:​Alternate History Cliches|alternate history cliché]]. A particularly frequent, annoying and nonsensical [[alternate history:​Alternate History Cliches|alternate history cliché]].
  
-No, they don't have to. While similar conflicts are certainly not impossible or implausible,​ WWI and especially WWII were trigerred for very specific reasons with both deep and short-term historical roots. The very existence of WWII is dependent on the outcome of WWI and the period following it (in our history, the inter-war period).+In a word: **No, they don't have to.** While similar conflicts are certainly not impossible or implausible,​ WWI and especially WWII were trigerred for very specific reasons with both deep and short-term historical roots. The very [[pods:​WWII|existence of WWII]] is dependent on the [[pods:WWI|outcome of WWI]] and the period following it (in our history, the inter-war period). 
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 ==== Timelines trying to avert this cliché ==== ==== Timelines trying to avert this cliché ====
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 Though many military advances similar to the ones in [[OTL]] WWI are made in the Portuguese Civil War of the 1910s, the war itself isn't as diplomatically and geopolitically far-reaching as WWI, due to its confined scope. Thus, the world doesn'​t really experience an all-out global war until the early 1930s, when the simply named Great War errupts. Though many military advances similar to the ones in [[OTL]] WWI are made in the Portuguese Civil War of the 1910s, the war itself isn't as diplomatically and geopolitically far-reaching as WWI, due to its confined scope. Thus, the world doesn'​t really experience an all-out global war until the early 1930s, when the simply named Great War errupts.
  
-Ed's depiction of a 1930s Great War was praised by many members of the board for its believability - it wasn't a carbon copy of WWI and/or WWII tactics and technology, but reflected the somewhat alternate level of military knowledge ​of technology that existed at that point in the timeline (it was more comparable to the one we had in the [[OTL]] late 1920s). Even the start of the Great War is rather original, as it erupts via a combined attack by the Empire of Japan on Taiwan.+Ed's depiction of a 1930s Great War was praised by many members of the board for its believability - it wasn't a carbon copy of WWI and/or WWII tactics and technology, but reflected the somewhat alternate level of military knowledge ​and technology that existed at that point in the timeline (it was more comparable to the level we had in the [[OTL]] late 1920s). Even the start of the Great War is rather original, as it erupts via a combined attack by the [[offtopic:​Japan|Empire of Japan]] on [[offtopic:Taiwan]]. 
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 +**[[pods:no world wars|Points of Divergence concerning the Non-existence of World Wars]]** 
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