It is utterly impossible to calculate or figure if the murdered officers would or would not have made any difference to the war and it's course and to the subsequent World itself. Can anyone say absolutely that there was no "Polish Rommel" or even a "Polish Napoleon" amongst their ranks? It's beyond science fiction to say "what might have been Would have been" and call it sound reasoning. The bottom line being that No one can say what the future Will be of Anyone. That anyone can say that none of the officers or men killed would have made any difference to anything is hubris. What would have been the course of the World politics if, after WWI ended, such people as Runstedt, Manstein, Goering, Doenitz, or Hitler himself had no longer existed-if they had been taken prisoner during the hostility and executed rather than released?