What would happen if Hitler, with the same policies, opinions and intentions, came to power today? If WW2 had never happened, meaning we had no prior knowledge and no precedent of the magnitude of what he had planned, how far do you think he would get? Who would stop him and how?
I realize today he'd get squashed like a bug, but it's an interesting intellectual exercise, and I wondered what greater minds than mine would make of it.
EDIT TO ADD: I didn't ponder the ramifications of WW2 not having happened - I suppose growing up in the world as it is, I took for granted how much of histroy was shaped by its events!