In this timeline, I will take what I think are the most ten influential assassinations of all time, and make it so they all lived. This is how I think the world would be.
- Julius Caesar survived an assassination attempt in the first century of BC. As a result, Rome never becomes an empire, but instead, democracy spreads in the Classical Age.
- Abraham Lincoln survived an assassination attempt on April 14th, 1865. As a result, Reconstruction is dealt with amnesty towards the South, and Segregation never occurs in the American south.
- Archduke Franz Ferdinand survived an assassination attempt on June 28th, 1914. As a result, World War I never happens, and because of this, neither World War II.
- Mohandas Gandhi survived an assassination attempt on January 30th, 1948. As a result, Pakistan and India became close friends in the 1950s, and merged together again in the 1960s to become a major power.
- John F. Kennedy survived an assassination attempt on November 22nd, 1963. As a result, the United States wins the Vietnam War.
- Malcom X survived an assassination attempt on February 21st, 1965. As a result, Islam is more popular and respected in the United States.
- Martin Luther King Jr. survived an assassination attempt on April 4th, 1965. As a result, the Civil Rights movement ended peacefully.
- Robert F. Kennedy survives an assassination attempt on June 5th, 1968. As a result, Bobby Kennedy serves two terms as President until 1976.
- John Lennon survives an assassination attempt on December 8th, 1980. As a result, he lives on to run for President in 1984, and succeeds.
The World Today
- The average African-American is economically equal with the average American caucasian.
- The United States is fighting "protective" wars in Sudan and Rwanda.
- The South Asian Federation (a union of India, Pakistan, Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal) is a major power.
- Vietnam is a close ally of the United States.
- 9/11 and the rise of terrorism never happened, mainly because Islam is more popular and respected in the United States.
- Very few slums and dysfunctional communities exist in the United States.
- The Soviet Union still exists, and is a superpower.
- War is extremly unpopular in modern society.
At the start of the 20th century, the British, Russian, German, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires were strong. The 1930s saw a Great Depression cause a massive disruption to the world economy. In 1945, the Empires War broke out, pitting the Allied Peoples (a loose alliance of various democratic, communist, and fascist revolutions around the world) against the Empires Union (chiefly the British, German, French, Russian, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, Japanese, and Italian empires). China and various Asian countries joined the Allied Peoples, while the United States stayed neutral. The Allies won at over a cost of 60 million lives and complete devastation of the Old World. As means for preventing future wars, the United Nations was formed, however, competition between two new superpowers: the United States and Soviet Union: resulted in the Cold War which would dominate geopolitical activity for the next 40 years. Under