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Quotes: Alternate History

The first rule of time travel is that any and all modifications made to the timeline result in Hitler winning World War II. Run over a hippy in 1968? Hitler wins.
colonel_green, ScansDaily

"Somehow stories about what the South would do if they won the Civil War don't focus on the potential socio-economic effects of an independent Confederacy, or on how politics and civil rights would evolve in those two nations, or even how the two could come to a amicable peace. It's always about war and slavery."
Anon

"Well, everyone knows Custer died at Little Big Horn. What this book presupposes is... maybe he didn't'."
Eli Cash, The Royal Tenenbaums

"What if the Germans had won the war, Lemon?"
Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock

"Where were you when you heard the Mayans had The Bomb?"
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"The year is 1914. Archduke Franz Ferdinand has just been assassinated, and Europe is on the brink of war. But put your history books away, this is not the war you remember".