Weird History

10 Murder Plots That Would Have Radically Changed History (If They Succeeded)

Powerful leaders walk around everyday with bull's-eyes on their backs. And the world would likely be a much different place had many of the failed takeover plots and assassination attempts on the world's most controversial leaders worked - forever altering the course of history. However, nobody can say what would have happened if Hitler hadn't escaped the explosions intended to take his life and the attempted takeovers aimed at ending his reign, or if any of the over 600 assassination attempts on Fidel Castro would have succeeded and completed shifted Cuba's future. Nearly all of the world's leaders have endured threats and attempts on their lives, and below are just a few examples of the times some of them got away.