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What would have happened if Germany whould have won World War II?

Asked by Christian95 (3253 points ) August 5th, 2009

How would the world look like today.

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Allie's avatar

The US would be a German speaking nation.

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PerryDolia's avatar

Rush Limbaugh would be Czar now.

CMaz's avatar

We would probably and mostly not be here.
Our parents and grand parents. Exterminated like the rest for not being pure.

kyle94481's avatar

The Germans ewould probably tried to declare a new world order an have everyone “unite” under one large nation. Afterwards it would be ruled by German dictators and the Germans would have superiority over others.

RareDenver's avatar

I don’t think it would make any difference

The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British and American government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement. Consequently, they have adopted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as European English (Euro for short). In the first year, “s” will be used instead of the soft “c.”

Sertainly sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also the hard “c” will be replased with “k.” Not only will this klear up konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the second year, when the troublesome “ph” will be replased by “f.” This will make words like “fotograf” 20 persent shorter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expected to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will encourage the removal of double leters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of silent “e”s in the languag is disgrasful and they woud go.

By the fourth year peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” by “z” and “w” by “v.” During ze fifz yer, ze unesasary “o” kan be droped from vords containing “ou”, and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinatins of leters.

Und after ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German lik zey vonted in ze first plas.

eponymoushipster's avatar

obviously a rebellion would have eventually formed, led by a 20yr old boy, a rogue yet brave rapscallion and an old man. and, although the odds are against them, and they suffer some losses, eventually they’d win.

ubersiren's avatar

@eponymoushipster : Rapscallion! Good word.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

this is an interesting question, and one asked by many historians in several ‘what if’ scenarios. Germany simply could not have won after Hitler made the fatal mistake of breaking his non-aggression pact with Russia. Also, Hitler refused to cross the English Channel, which made taking GB an impossibility.

The only way Germany could have won would be if Hitler wasn’t a megalomaniac, and if Hitler wasn’t that way, then we have no World War 2 at all.

I think amore interesting question might be, what sort of world do you think we would live in now if World War Two had never happened?

DominicX's avatar

Well, I don’t think I would be here because Hitler hated Slavs and I’m full Slavic and descended from Russian and Czech immigrants, some of which were Jewish. My grandmother is Jewish and my dad is sort of “half Jewish”.

I don’t know what it would be like if Germany had won World War II. I don’t think Hilter would’ve killed himself and thus he would’ve lived a bit longer and held power for longer. I guess we’re still assuming that we beat Japan, but not Germany. Germany probably would’ve been a much bigger nation, but how can we assume that another war wouldn’t happen? I don’t think the world would stand for Hitler’s reign for too much longer. Besides, with the invention of nuclear weapons, Germany probably could’ve been defeated in the same way Japan was defeated.

I want ragingloli to respond to this.

CMaz's avatar

We “lucked” out during W.W.II.

If it lasted a few months longer. The Germans would of has air superiority with their aircraft going to Jet power. They were not able to get enough into the sky before the war ended.
Also, they had nuclear technology. They were also developing the atomic bomb.

If the war held out for another year. We would have been hosed.

Zendo's avatar

Ach du lieber!!!

wenn's avatar

@ChazMaz I disagree with that, even thought Germany was testing jet aircraft they neither had the long term technology, time, or resources to create a jet fighter powered Luftwaffe. The ME-292 was the only jet they managed to put into active status but it had major problems. More often then not they crashed or exploded due to the technology they were limited to regarding jet powered aircraft.

If it had lasted another year, D-Day still would have happened, German morale and resources would still have been riding low and the Allies still would have won.

If D-Day hadn’t succeeded then it would be a different story.

cyn's avatar

I would be dead!

CMaz's avatar

The Messerschmitt 262 fighter was already in operation by the end of the war.
It was kicking ass. Only problem, there were not enough in the air to make a difference.

Yes D-day did come. They were at the end of their rope.
But if that end of the rope was a year further down the line and they started to come back, kicking butt with new technology and atomic weapons. They would have been energized. A change of morale that would have changed the outcome of the war.

aprilsimnel's avatar

IF Germany had had the wherewithal to win WWII and carry out their plans (and barring nuclear attack), I don’t believe I would be here.

My maternal grandparents (black grandfather and mixed-race grandmother) probably would’ve made a run for it to Canada or some other safe haven, if there was one. They were young people and my grandfather was an air raid warden for his section of town during the war. Unless Germany found collaborators in Michigan, they’d make a run for it, I’m sure. More likely, they would’ve been rounded up and killed, I reckon, along with my toddler-aged oldest aunt and uncle and my infant birth mother.

My paternal grandparents, being white people, probably would have come through relatively unscathed. Would they have fought back? I have no idea.

cwilbur's avatar

@ChazMaz: Once the US entered the war, the Axis powers no longer had enough resources to win. A friend of mine has a 1935 school atlas that shows this: one of the maps has information on industrial production capacity around the world, and the United States dwarfs Europe and Asia. It doesn’t matter if your jet fighter is the best available, if the producer of the second-best jet fighter can produce 10 planes in the time it takes you to produce one.

The only way the Axis powers could have won the war would be to not get the US involved in the first place—and once Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, that was unavoidable—or to somehow get the US out of the war.

wundayatta's avatar

Here’s Amazon’s list of seven alternate history novels that take on that scenario. Here’s a larger list of novels involving alternate outcomes to WW2.

filmfann's avatar

My wife would be dead (she was born deaf, and Hitler killed them).
Dick Cheney would be president.
Pillsbury would have to change it’s slogan (Nothin’ says lovin’ like somethin’ from the oven)

Jack79's avatar

Nah, the world would be free again by now. Like Germany is free and even reunited, and this happened some 40 years after losing the war. It would be the same for the other countries, had they lost. It would all balance out eventually.

janbb's avatar

@filmfann Clever but ouch!

mattbrowne's avatar

There would have been a world war III in the 60ies ending widespread Nazism. Cruel world oppressors don’t stay in power too long.

Zendo's avatar

@mattbrowne Really. Like Fidel Castro, Joey Stalin, Mu’ammar Qaddafi, Mao Tse Tung… et al…

filmfann's avatar

@Zendo Wish I could give multiple lurve.

mattbrowne's avatar

@Zendo – My logic goes like this: in 1946 Hitler would have controlled all the countries of the allied forces including the Soviet Union and the United States. His thirst for power would have continued for example by invading Japan. Eventually his “empire” would have been so huge keeping all the resistance under control would have become harder and harder. Countries overthrowing the Nazis would have become allies eventually leading to another war.

Fidel Castro, Joey Stalin, Mu’ammar Qaddafi, and Mao Tse Tung never ruled the whole world. Their power was/is local. Evil regimes can rule for decades, but not if they try to control the whole world.

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