Originally Posted by Lusankya
Anyways, here's a what if: What if there had never been a Jesus of Nazareth?
This would have possibly changed the way the world developed all together. No Jesus means no Christianity. And at this point we all know that Christianity probably has the most significant impact on history post Roman empire.
Perhaps the U.S. would have been founded under different principles and early exploration would have been held off while Europe continued to be at war with one another. The Crusades would have never happened and Israel would only be valued by mostly Islamic nations. A delay in exploration may have given the East a chance to take the new land for itself.
Or perhaps another religion would have taken it's place as the juggernaut faith throughout the world.