History Main / HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct

19th May '18 11:20:54 PM zeroflyingwherever
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Secondly, even if you do manage to kill him, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero something as bad or worse will appear in his place]]: an even smarter and crueler Führer [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel who wins the war]]; or UsefulNotes/JosefStalin [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert takes advantage of the fact that Germany isn't invading Russia in this new timeline]] and the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] starts World War II; or [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Japan starts its own invasion with giant mecha.]] In addition, if it wasn't for Hitler's nightmarish slaughter of "undesirables" that took place under his leadership, the rest of the world wouldn't have experienced the sort of collective shock upon discovery of the Holocaust that spurred them into beginning the process of purging racist elements from their own nations. After all, the American Civil Rights movement, the end of colonial minority rule in places like India, and other rejections of systems of "racial superiority" only started to take place seriously ''after'' the Holocaust. To do otherwise was to essentially agree with Hitler's beliefs, [[GodwinsLaw something that no sane person would even contemplate after 1945]]. If someone ''does'' kill Hitler, they'll almost always have to [[RubberBandHistory undo]] it to prevent this.

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Secondly, even if you do manage to kill him, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero something as bad or worse will appear in his place]]: an even smarter and crueler Führer [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel who wins the war]]; or UsefulNotes/JosefStalin [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert takes advantage of the fact that Germany isn't invading Russia in this new timeline]] and the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] starts World War II; or [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Japan starts its own invasion with giant mecha.]] In addition, if it wasn't for Hitler's nightmarish slaughter of "undesirables" that took place under his leadership, the rest of the world wouldn't have experienced the sort of collective shock upon discovery of the Holocaust that spurred them into beginning the process of purging racist elements from their own nations. After all, the American Civil Rights movement, the end of colonial minority rule in places like India, and other rejections of systems of "racial superiority" only started to take place seriously ''after'' the Holocaust. To do otherwise was to essentially agree with Hitler's beliefs, [[GodwinsLaw something that no sane person would even contemplate after 1945]]. It might help that the World War's tumult destabilised the European powers, making them focus on protecting themselves rather than oppressing colonies. If someone ''does'' kill Hitler, they'll almost always have to [[RubberBandHistory undo]] it to prevent this.
19th May '18 6:56:53 AM ironballs16
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** Used with "communist" China in this [[http://nonadventures.com/2008/03/29/big-trouble-in-regular-china/ this]] strip where Wonderella goes back in time to prevent China's air pollution problems and in the process save as young boy from drowning. When Wonderita worries about how this might impact the future, Wonderella states that things will be fine on the reasoning that a) it's just a little kid and b) he's named ''Mao'' "like a kitty cat!" so things will turn out fine.

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** Used with "communist" China in this [[http://nonadventures.com/2008/03/29/big-trouble-in-regular-china/ this]] strip where Wonderella goes back in time to prevent China's air pollution problems and in the process save as young boy from drowning. When Wonderita worries about how this might impact the future, Wonderella states that things will be fine on the reasoning that a) it's just a little kid and b) he's named ''Mao'' ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Zedong Mao]]'' "like a kitty cat!" so things will turn out fine.
17th May '18 5:30:36 AM Malachi108
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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' managed to break this rule without even using any TimeTravel!
17th May '18 5:27:23 AM Malachi108
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* ''Film/Deadpool2'' ''tried'' to subvert it, by showing Deadpool actually killing Baby Hitler. However, the test audiences saw it as a CutenessOverload, resulting in the scene being cut from the movie and preserving the spirit of this trope.
21st Apr '18 6:30:53 PM Paireon
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* "The Einstein Gun" is set in a world where Franz Ferdinand is never assassinated, because [[ForWantOfANail the assassin's gun jams]]. World War I never happens, the old continental empires stand, Communism remains a mere fringe political theory, the USA stays isolationist and France becomes the West's beacon of democracy and freedom. Hitler remains in Vienna, where he [[InSpiteOfANail founds an equivalent to the Nazi Party]] and becomes Chancellor of Austria, where he institutes the same antisemitic and anti-Slav agenda as in reality, with the explicit support of Emperor Franz Ferdinand. The story ends with the Jewish-Austrian narrator and UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein using an experimental time machine to send the eponymous gun back in time to the day of the assassination, hoping Ferdinand's death will derail Hitler's rise to power.

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* "The Einstein Gun" is set in a world where Franz Ferdinand is never assassinated, because [[ForWantOfANail the assassin's gun jams]]. World War I never happens, the old continental empires stand, Communism remains a mere fringe political theory, the USA stays isolationist and France becomes the West's beacon of democracy and freedom. Hitler remains in Vienna, where he [[InSpiteOfANail founds an equivalent to the Nazi Party]] and becomes Chancellor of Austria, where he institutes the same antisemitic and anti-Slav agenda as in reality, with the explicit support of Emperor Franz Ferdinand. The story ends with the Jewish-Austrian narrator and UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein using an experimental time machine to send the eponymous gun back in time to the day of the assassination, hoping Ferdinand's death will derail Hitler's rise to power. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops.]]
12th Mar '18 3:45:01 AM TheEmmjay
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* John Scalzi's short story, "[[http://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/winter_2007/fiction_missives_from_possible_futures_1_alternate_history_search_results_b Missives From Possible Futures #1: Alternate History Search Results]]," gives eight possible scenarios resulting from Hitler being killed on August 13, 1908, in Vienna, Austria, each more unlikely (and more hilarious) than the last.

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* John Scalzi's short story, "[[http://subterraneanpress."[[https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/winter_2007/fiction_missives_from_possible_futures_1_alternate_history_search_results_b Missives From Possible Futures #1: Alternate History Search Results]]," gives eight possible scenarios resulting from Hitler being killed on August 13, 1908, in Vienna, Austria, each more unlikely (and more hilarious) than the last.
5th Mar '18 6:28:09 AM EspyPsyche
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There's also the CriticalExistenceFailure of the time traveling assassin -- no time traveler, save for an alien who stumbled upon 1930s Germany on their own with no assistance from modern humans in any way, could assassinate Hitler without undoing their own existence. Because Hitler/WWII/The Holocaust had such an effect on the entire world, every human born after the event owes their existence to it. All the world's pairings were affected by the war. Preventing the war prevents the mothers and fathers of everyone from being in the right place at the right time to create the future generations that occurred -- they would instead have had offspring with other people than they did in our timeline, or had them at different times, which prevents the time traveling assassin from ever existing.
26th Feb '18 3:40:27 AM MarcelRED147
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** Made slightly {{Hilarious in Hindsight}} when [[spoiler: Dean ends up killing Hitler. Who was ressurected rather than through time travel, but still.]]

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** Made slightly {{Hilarious in Hindsight}} when [[spoiler: Dean ends up killing shooting Hitler. Who was ressurected resurrected rather than Dean killing him through time travel, but still.]]
13th Feb '18 5:58:16 AM MarcelRED147
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** Made slightly {{Hilarious in Hindsight}} when [[spolier: Dean ends up killing Hitler. Who was ressurected rather than through time travel, but still.]]

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** Made slightly {{Hilarious in Hindsight}} when [[spolier: [[spoiler: Dean ends up killing Hitler. Who was ressurected rather than through time travel, but still.]]
13th Feb '18 5:57:46 AM MarcelRED147
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**Made slightly {{Hilarious in Hindsight}} when [[spolier: Dean ends up killing Hitler. Who was ressurected rather than through time travel, but still.]]
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