EP 149: Alternate 1914 Christmas Truce

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Patrick goes solo to ponder a more uplifting Alternate History topic. On Dec 25th, 1914 after seven horrific months of fighting during the first World War German and British Soldiers played soccer and exchanged gifts during a brief truce. What if things went differently?

What if Jean Jaures had not been assassinated and could have stayed a voice of dissent in France? What if the New York Times ran the story the day after the revolt? Instead over a week later? What if leadership was slow to respond to protests at home and Op-Ed columns ran? What if Wilson took advantage of the situation and have pressured matters from America? What would happen to Alsace Lorraine? Would things change on the Eastern Front?

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