girl: so what kind of things do you do in your spare time?
me: oh you know history stuff
girl: oh what kind of history?
me: okay so like imagine if mussolini hadn’t allied with hitler in ’35 and instead had gone ahead with his plans to invade pre-war nazi germany to avenge his friend and ally Dollfuss, the fascist leader of austria? like imagine a fully armed and armoured italian war machine with the support of the 1e. Austrian republic’s bundesheer and possibly even Czechoslovkia or Spain against the Nazi army. franco got to keep his state just by /not participating/ in ww2 but i mean if mussolini messed up hitler imagine what the landscape of europe would be like today and –
girl: i need to leave right now