Originally Posted by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Because it was feasible. How will the Japanese cross the Pacific? How will Germany cross the Atlantic without so much as a fleet?
If you can sail all the way to Hawaii, you can sail all the way to the US. If the US had stayed out thr war, and Nazis had developed their atomic bomb, and planes to deliver them, they could have blackmailed the US into surrendering. An isolationist America would have had planes that would not been able to match tne axis, and the Nazis were working on intercontinental bombers. A Britain that lost the battle of Britain, and the Nazis conquered it, no Manhatan project, probably no Pearl Harbor to wake up America in tkme, Roosevelt dying sooner and being replaced with a less competent President, and onw not as committed to supporting Britain, as Roosevelt, and so Britain fell under the Nazis onslaught, it might all be possible in ways you can't image.
1. Roosevelt is not President, dies of the stroke that killed him years earlier, or even dies of polio
2. Say a pro German like Lindberg became president. It was possible, he was famous and popular
3. US stays out of the war, and does not support Britains war effort.
4. Britain falls to Germany. (Maybe no Churchill, perhaps he died years earlier in the Boer War). With Britain the way, Germany can concentrate on the Soviet Union and defeats it. Instead of exterminating tne Slavs, and others, the Nazis work at protraying themselves as liberators of Russian and Communist oppressiom. Many Ukranians did fight for the Nazis, wkth a little more diplomacy, perhaps they could convinced even more tl join them. Many initially did not fight tnr Nazis very hard until tney realized the Nazis were even worse. The Soviets pleas to fight for communism fell a lot on deaf ears, it was only when they appealed tl fight for mother Russia that people began to fight.
Part of the success of Brtian in the battle of Britain was tnat before tne war they had set up their radar network, which made their planes more effective. Without radar and this radar network, the air battle might havd gone differently. Perhaps King Edward did not abdicate, and with him on the throne, things might have gone a different way.
The point of the story it happened, and many believed it could have happened, whether likely or not. One of the best Star [B]Trek Original Series episodes, City on the Edge of Forever, postulates that by an Enterprise crew member changing one event, tne Nazis eventually win WW2, and the Federatkon never happened. What the story explores is what it would be like if it did happen.