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These types of questions are futile. You might as well ask: where would the world be without the Roman Empire, the Chinese, Greenland, or Timbuktu, or Dean Martin.
Had Washington fallen off a cliff and killed himself before he could muster the troops at Valley Forge the history of the world might have been entirely different. Gustave Flaubert sdaid: stupidity consists of thinking there couldn't have been an alternative. I think he was on to something.