If you could change one event in history, what would it be? 13



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As individuals, we often look back on mistakes or issues we have experienced in the past, to decide how we will choose to move forward and learn from those experiences in the future. As humans, we often look back on history as a way of contextualising our future, with constant emphasis on ‘moving forward’ without falling into the same social, political and environmental behaviours of previous generations.

Whilst not all of history is doom and gloom of course, and there have been some fantastic lessons learned helping our world move forward and become a safer, more accepting place – the unfortunate reality is there have been countless occasions where things didn’t go quite the way we’d all hope and we’ve all felt the impact.

It’s a difficult question to answer, but today we ask you, ‘if you could change one event in history, what would it be, and why?’

Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. I would have John F. Kennedy survive that gunshot, or not get shot at all. I would have had him live out his term of office and his life.

  2. Not have WWI, as it was, & is, THE precursor to many bloody, & horrible conflicts ever since, WWII being just one of them, & its’ ‘legacy’ continues to this day, especially in the ME.

    The Treaty of Versailles has much to answer for. The splitting of lands there, ME, was the start of the problems we see today, & will continue to see, for decades’, unfortunately.

    If the advice given by T.E. Lawrence had been heeded, at that Conference in 1919, there would’ve been a better outcome for all. Sadly, it didn’t happen.

  3. SCOTUS would have ruled in Gore’s favor – not W’s.

  4. I’ve been telling God to make good his mistake creating Adam and Eve but it’s fallen on deaf ears.Maybe he hasn’t learned English language yet?

  5. WW1, as it lead to WW2 and many other conflicts. Also September 11th, as it changed the whole world, and not for the better.

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