Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!

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    Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!

    A World Without World War I

    Richard Ned Lebow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014

    Hardback 256pp

    9781137278531   Product Code: 23886

    If the Archduke had never been assassinated, would the First World War have been avoided? Here a political theorist considers this possibility and postulates a number of alternative histories, including one with no Second World War or nuclear weapons but with science, medicine and social and racial tolerance developing at a much slower pace. The analyses of such fictional outcomes offer interesting perspectives on the 20th century and the factors that have made the modern world. Slightly off-mint.

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