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Alternate history - relevant field of study, or just a way to waste one's time?


Just recently I've read a history magazine themed with alternate history - you take a historic event with all the know data about the "actors" and happenings and possibly options some country had at the time, and create an alternate reality according to how a weather change could influence some battle or meeting, how an ilness could influence someone's decisions and roll with it. Do you think it's serious field of study, or just an area a serious historian should stay clear of?

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sheilamyers says

3 years ago
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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    It is just a mind twister, no more no less. There are SO MANY alternate history books and videos. There is even a short video relating to the Nazis' reign over America. It is just mind exercise only.


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mbuggieh says

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