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So, there's odds and ends of 'their world is our world' about Harry Potter. Quite a lot about the series suggest that wizards are in our world, in secret. Of course, non-magical folks wouldn't notice anything, right? Because they're a secret...

So here's the thing, great seismic events in history would have happened the same way, presumably. So did, for instance, the second world war happen in the world of Harry Potter.

And if so, why didn't the wizards do anything about it?

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    “The trouble is, the other side can do magic too, Prime Minister.” – Bishop Jan 3 '18 at 16:41
  • Someone already asked this. – Adamant Jan 3 '18 at 16:50
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    But why limit it to WW2? Why didn't wizards do anything about the Syrian civil war? The Rwandan genocide? The Greek ethnic cleansing? The Falklands war, the war of 1812, the cancellation of Firefly? – Adamant Jan 3 '18 at 16:58
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    @Bishop Are you telling me Hitler was a dark wizard? – AJFaraday Jan 3 '18 at 16:58

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