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Homo neanderthalensis AKA Neanderthal. One of the ancestors of human race. However, these guys differ from the previous sapiens - they actually co-existed with humans. For a some time, around 170,000 years, this planet actually had more then one intelligent species.
Then they dissappeared. Some say that they melded into human race, others say that they just withered away, while some believe that we killed them all.
Anyway, they are gone. But this thread is meant to explore the possibilities if they had not gone extinct. If they had continued to grow and develop their own societies alongside humanity, and continued to do so to modern age. How different would the world be? Would we coexist peacefully, or would there be massive conflicts between the two species? Would there be racism between humans with another species to project our prejudices against? Would we have Neanderthal rights movements, would mixed couples be spurned, etc.
Or how different would historical events themeselves be. Which species would have been the more unlucky one?