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    The alternative WWI

    A fascinating and detailed account of what might have happened if... Heller presents a believable narrative in which the main characters all remain the same but the US, the UK and their allies did not enter the war in spite of provocations by the Germans. The Japanese took advantage of the war to increase their territories in Asia and Germany ended with massive new territories to the east. All done and wrapped up in 1 year. The Treaty of Versailles did not happen and the reasons for WWII were never put in place.
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    Dry What If on WW I.

    Very didactic. A lot of what if this had happened lecturing with virtually no real character interaction. As a what if this had happened, this might have happened, it was interesting.
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    A better look at our history than what they teach

    An interesting tale of how the Germans won the First World War, except of course by not breaking the treaty of London 1839, it was hardly the World War our history records. What Treaty of London in 1839 you might ask. Until I read this book I'd never heard of it, which doesn't speak well of the Canadian Education system. I had an uncle who fought and survived at Vimy Ridge. It was the Treaty of London which put him there. Who knew? Possibly everyone but me, but I learned more about WWI from this alternate history than I knew before. Some Austrian prince being assassinated in the Balkans was always the excuse for WWI that I was taught. No one explained why Canada and later the United States should be upset. Britain went to war so Canada and the rest of the Commonwealth followed. The real reason was that Germany broke it's word. It could be in other countries WWI is better understood. There were a lot of stupid things done then. What this book showed me was that the European Military leaders were living in a fantasy land. Another quick war. We'll be done before winter. The German military was hung up on invading France. They had the men, the best guns and if they could have seen the future, Mr. Heller has probably told the history as it would have gone. Instead it went as we know, but until I read this book, the reasons were not clear. Most of my reading is Fantasy, Science Fiction and some military SF. This book is not like that. Also, unlike others alternate history writers I can't place the author as being in one or other of the current or recent political camps. Also looking at the current news, it's easy to see that the politicians and their military advisors have not learned all the much. They have only got bigger weapons so the next World Wars will be that much worse that the first two. Recommended highly.
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    Hope for a follow-up.

    Well written counterfactual. Intriguing concepts and ramifications.
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