- Jul 2014
They attacked the Philippines at exactly the same time, there were more than enough US casualties without Pearl Harbor to overcome any anti-war feelings.
Then you have no casualties, and a major strategic position downgrade.
As it was, it was Hitler declaring war on the US that brought the US into the European war, the votes to declare war on Germany may not have been there, even after Pearl Harbor.
If Hitler hadn't done that, the US entry may have been delayed a significant time.
It's all what ifs, and changing one thing would probably change everything that came after it.
It's like "The Man in the High Castle", Philip K. Dick imagines a different world history, based on one event, the assassination of Franklin Roosevelt by Guiseppe Zangara. This put a different man in the White House, which then resulted in less preparation taking place and the defeat of the Allies, Germany having time to develop an atomic bomb, a whole different chain of events resulting in the occupation of America by the Germans and Japanese.
Who knows, what if Churchill choked on a sausage, or fell down the stairs after polishing off a fifth of brandy.
Would everything be different?