O'Connell, Robert L. "The Great War Torpedoed"
Divergence: 1915 CE
What if: German chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg did not prevent the imperial navy from instituting unrestrained submarine warfare to knock Britain out of World War I.
Summary: Essay which speculates that although the United States would have declared war a year earlier, the collapse of Britain in mid-1916 after a general strike would have ended the war. But Germany would also have experienced social unrest and ended up with a more liberal government.
Published: In What If? 2: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been (ed. Robert Cowley), q.v.
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