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How would you change history?

Discussion in 'World History' started by Sharwood, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Mowque

    Mowque Hypermodernist

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    How?:lol:...
     
  2. Virote_Considon

    Virote_Considon The Great Dictator

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    Make the British empire rule the entirety of the world.


    Or, failing that, I'd try to convince Charlie Chaplin to make more films!
     
  3. LightSpectra

    LightSpectra me autem minui

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    I would send Einstein back in time to shake Hitler's hand.

    Hilarity ensues.
     
  4. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Easily one of the best games ever.
     
  5. LightSpectra

    LightSpectra me autem minui

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    Alternatively, I would pull a Prometheus and Bob and try to teach some language, mathematics and science to ancient cavemen. Then, I'd go forward to 2,000 AD to see how many galaxies we've colonized.

    Or, perhaps in an ironic backfire, go forward in time to 2,000 AD to find a bunch of cavemen with no language or technology, using incredibly decayed Aristotle books to club each other with.
     
  6. flyingchicken

    flyingchicken Deity

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    Dangit, I always get beaten to the good jokes. *kicks rock*
    I loved watching that mini-show when I was younger.

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    I will turn Jesus into the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of God on Earth with a little help from modern machinery and weapons. I'll watch how it goes from there.
     
  7. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    I wouldn't mnid correcting or killing and thus preventing some of the most facepalming decisions/events in history that are utterly rediculous and make me embarrassed to read them.

    Once I remember/learn what they are.

    I often wish I could do that in books I read, sometimes things happen that just make me throw down the book and facepalm hard, and cringe in embarrassment.

    I've also always wanted to have an exact copy of the earth in some knid of simulation thing, with everything that "actually" happened and will. With the ability to rest back to the "proper" timeline, and pause, fast forward, rewind, and just screw aronud to see what happens. Switch the availiability of certain metals around, gold is overly abundant, while copper is even rarer.
     
  8. Mowque

    Mowque Hypermodernist

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    When computing power gets that far...one day.
     
  9. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Yeah, I'd like to fix the Niagara campaign myself.
     
  10. EnlightenmentHK

    EnlightenmentHK Emperor

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    Go back in time and convince Justinian to trust and support Belisarius completely. And give him some means to kill all the rats in the empire in order to delay the plague a few generations.
     
  11. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    The second of these is vastly more important than the first. :p
     
  12. Huayna Capac357

    Huayna Capac357 Deity

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    Magick! (If we have a time machine...)
     
  13. EnlightenmentHK

    EnlightenmentHK Emperor

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    Even so, I'd probably screw it all up by trying to sleep with Theodora. All the historical slander sent her way just makes her that much hotter in my mind. I wouldn't be able to resist trying. :)
     
  14. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Hey, if it keeps her out of the way long enough to keep from sending the Iakob Baradaios mission around then by all means go ahead. :groucho:
     
  15. Agent327

    Agent327 Observer

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    Tempting though this may be - and I noticed some interesting ideas along the way -, I think I'd leave history exactly as is, both for educational purposes and on account of all the discussions history already triggers.;)
     
  16. North King

    North King blech

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    Giving the Native Americans domesticates removes a lot of their charm... Bottom line is you'd have different civilizations in the Americas, which probably takes away some of the point of doing this in the first place.
     
  17. Neverwonagame3

    Neverwonagame3 Self-Styled Intellectual

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    Factoring for the butterfly effect:
    Keep the time machine on standby for future occurences- using it will create a paradox if I affect my own life sufficently that I never get it.

    Historical Interest- Interest:
    -Determine if Jesus was the son of God by evesdropping on key points in his life

    -Get into an argument with Abraham Lincoln over his policies towards what he called the Union

    -Get into a (casual) fight against some famous medieval warrior

    Historical Interest- Change:
    -Go back to the U.S Constitutional convention and change the outcome

    -Secure a series of translators (travelling back in time century by century) and build up a civilisation in the Middle Ages

    Doing good in history (ignoring butterfly effect):
    -Secure a series of translators (travelling back in time century by century) to the Stone Age, and work together with great individuals from history to build up several civilisations at once to prevent wars and genocides
     
  18. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Super Moderator

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    How could you determine that by eavesdropping? What could he say that would either confirm it or disprove it? What does "son of God" even mean?
     
  19. Sharwood

    Sharwood Rich, doctor nephew

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    What you need to eavesdrop on is the conception. Both to find out if Mary really was impregnated by God, and to get some hot footage to market for Christian porno sites.
     
  20. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus Retired Moderator

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    I would probably change the sign on the road to Russia to point at Lichenstein while Lenin was walking on it.
     

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