How would history be different if George W. Bush and Winston Churchill switched places?
Would the British Expeditionary Force, (most of their army,) have been anihilated at Dunkirk because, "Withdrawal is not an option. The Germans will follow us home if we don't fight them in France?" Would the Battle of Britain have been lost because the no-bid contract for Supermarine Spitfires was too expensive to buy Hawker Hurricanes too? Would the war have been over before the Royal Army got the Sterling A-3 smg in any great numbers, because the cottage industries were frozen out? And would the US Army have been home right now because Churchill would have seen the wisdom of committing greater forces to Afghanistan to finish off the Taliban and run down bin Laden instead of weakening the forces in Afghanistan to chase phantoms in Iraq? Is it an unfair comparison? Churchill knew war, both as a correspondent in the Boer War and the sole surviving officer of his WWI regiment, while Bush had his daddy get him a slot in the Texas Air Guard and blew off going to the meetings? I dunno Max. Bush really sucks up to the Red Chinese. It's just a question of WHEN he lets them have Taiwan. And Grandpop Prescott was openly Pro-Nazi. For sure my German would be more fluent, DFA. Since I speak it not at all and read it only a few words having to do with military or philosophic concepts. And the best O could manage would be a goose waddle. You're right about the contracts, rdening. Back then, everything was done on a cost plus basis. Companies won't settle for that anymore. Why do people change their names after I comment on their answers? Rdening is now Cliff. Not too late, 1star. There are still two days to answer. And the Speedial isn't working because God uses His answering machine to screen calls.
Asked By: madpol1 - 10/8/2007
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a very good question Madpol. Before I get serious, I would like to mention that one result of the swap would be Dyler Turden being installed as the viceroy of Chicago, and your German would be much more fluent that it is now. You would also goosestep to your friendly grocery store. Now, that is something I would gladly... More
Answered By: death from above - 10/8/2007
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europe would still be under german rule
Answered By: sparks9653 - 10/8/2007
Answered By: mrikabat - 10/8/2007
Just one point - Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, but not 'Royal' Army - just 'British' Army. Bur I don't think you can compare. Times were/are so different. Just on the Spitfire/Hurricane point - there weren't the bean counters around running things in 1938/9 and 'lowest bid' contracts were virtually unheard of.
Answered By: rdenig_male - 10/8/2007
Britain would have lost the war and Iraq would still be a German colony. And yes it's an unfair comparison, but that's what makes it fun!
Answered By: Bryce - 10/8/2007
My answer would be that Germany would probably have become the "world power" rather than the US, and thus Germany would be facing the consequences of Taliban terrorism now because I think the seeds of terrorism where planted around the time of WWI... More
Answered By: RowanOak - 10/8/2007
wed be totally screwed.
Answered By: OMG_retard what should I do - 10/8/2007
It would of been better if Bush switched places with Neville Chamberlain. Bush wouldn't appease anyone, and would of surrounded Germany with allied troops in 1938 when they occupied Czechoslovokia.
Answered By: Max Smart - 10/8/2007
Answered By: TD Euwaite™ - 10/8/2007
Just let me say...I am glad this is just a question. Although , I wish Churchill's ghost would visit Bush and give him some advice!!!
Answered By: rhonda y - 10/8/2007
The germans would have beaten the british
Answered By: brainstorm - 10/8/2007
Good but also weird question... More
Answered By: Steve M - 10/8/2007
George Bush would have died in the early 60's and we wouldn't have to worry about him any more and Churchill would have Captured or killed Bin Laden and brought our boys home 5 years ago, saving the U.S. AND the world half a trillion dollars and almost 4,000 American, British, et al, lives of military personel Al Qaeda... More
Answered By: Raji the Green Witch - 10/8/2007
Seems I'm a little late on this question. So, it's all been said... except for one significant detail. Therefore, lest we forget giving credit where credit is due.... I feel obligated to mention: I don't recall it ever being said that Churchill had God on speed-dial. That's got to be worth something in GW's favor... More
Answered By: 1staricy2nite - 10/10/2007
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