Github for History

  • Henry VIII submits a pull request for an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. The Pope rejected the pull request. Henry VIII forked the Catholic Church as Church of England.
  • Martin Luther submits a pull request with 99 changes. The Pope rejects the pull request. Martin Luther creates a new project from scratch in a different programming language. It gets forked lots of times, in spite of Martin Luther’s best efforts.
  • The Continental Congress forks the Articles of Confederation into the US Constitution. James Madison submits a pull request for 10 major changes. It takes a while for everyone to review them.
  • After about a decade on the prohibition-era branch, the United States reverts to master.
  • And so on and so on.

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