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xxolah
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Icon 1 posted March 21, 2014 19:54      Profile for xxolah     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hears a question for you what if during the final days of ww2 Hitler decided to detonate an atomic bomb in berlin to make sure that he did not get captured by the allied forces
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Icon 1 posted March 21, 2014 20:26      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If Hitler had an atomic bomb, he'd have used it against his enemies to win the war, not waste it on the most spectacular suicide ever.

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xxolah
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Icon 1 posted March 21, 2014 20:37      Profile for xxolah     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
he was developing it but he ran out of time
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Icon 1 posted March 21, 2014 21:37      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
He was really slowed down by the Allies bombing his labs. His deuterium and tritium processes were destroyed.

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Icon 1 posted March 22, 2014 06:16      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by xxolah:
he was developing it but he ran out of time

Fortuneatly the germans were going witht he heavy water approach. Today, we know this would not have worked. ( we don't use heavy water in atomic weapons). at the time there is a great story about a secret mission to destroy the lab where this research was being done.

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Icon 1 posted March 23, 2014 18:46      Profile for Mr. Geek 2U     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hello, Hello!

That is a very big if thing, xxolah!

But if we say "Yes to the "if" then what maybe would happen, like "What if Eleanor Roosevelt could fly?" could kinda be like this:

Boom! goes the northern Soviet Armies! That's what! And then you know what? The American, USA, Red, White & Blue armies would take all of Germany and maybe Poland. How about that!

Then Mr. President Reagan would never say, "Mr. Gorbachov, tear down this wall!" And Mr. President Kennedy would never be a Berliner.

And maybe because the northern Redski armies went boom, then the southern armies would be weak and then Britisher and USA armies would take Vienna. And if that happened then Orson Wells would never say, "You know what the fellow said in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long, Holly!"

O! The humaninanty!

And you know who one of the boomed-up Russian army leaders would be? Mr. Nikita Krushchev, that is who! Mr. We-Will-Bury-You! Mr. Shoe! Mr. Sputnik! No missile crisis, who boy! And no Mr. President Kennedy promise to go to the moon because of no Sputnikski. Only Ralph Kramden's wife, Alice, would go to da moon!

And that is all because of your "what if" thing. That is very scary!

Really scary, Really, just think what if your "what if" thought waves went out into space and all the way to the edge of the universe where they went through the very fabric of space and time and came all the way back to earth in a time and space warp, and then ended up in Berlin the very day before the end of the war, and the thought waves changed history and that bomb did go off? And it was all because of your "what if?" And, what if everybody knew it was your fault that a man or a woman never landed on the moon!

You would lose your Geek beanie that is for sure and for shame. Who boy!

I am just so worn out about all of that! I must rest now.

Have a great day!

Mr. Geek 2 U

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Icon 1 posted March 24, 2014 18:50      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well fine people the noob (new be) asked a question that usually stops a thread. If a certain former rulers name is used the thread seems to be poisoned I am surprised that it went this far.


On to other topics.

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Icon 1 posted March 25, 2014 02:19      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, Godwin's Law dictates that threads might devolve to the point that said topic ends things - this started with it, so it's remotely on point.

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