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    "otherwise" ?

    "You swore an oath to fight for liberty. Now, circumstance has provided you the opportunity to shape the future. Honor that commitment and avert a destiny the world might not otherwise survive."

    I don't quite understand 'avert...survive'. Could you rephrase that part and tell what "otherwise" means here? I am so confused about this word right now. You help will always be appreciated.

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    Re: "otherwise" ?

    The world might not survive unless the person intervenes.

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    Re: "otherwise" ?


    " .... avert a destiny which the world might not
    survive otherwise ." That might make more sense.
    " .... avert a destiny which the world might not survive if you do not honor your commitment."
    Note, survive is transitive here: "The world survives a possible future destiny."

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