Circumcision has become a cornerstone of history. This is so because it has profound and clandestine effects on mentality. The ancient obsession with the foreskin is here to stay. Paedocircumcision has always been and is still equalized with religious and ethnic identities because it actually produces them.
Modern democracy is a continuation of the ancient polytheistic Roman and Greek cultures. Nowadays it is gradually resurrecting after being suppressed by monotheism for about 1500 years. What would the world be today in social plan without paedocircumcision? Perhaps without its influence on reasoning monotheistic religions would have never gained enough political power and would be unable to displace polytheism and democracy. Perhaps without the totalitarian monotheisms of Abrahamics the Dark Ages would have never shown round.
Were the Circumcision complex recognized earlier in history, the world would be a considerably more democratic, more tolerant, and less militant place today. Were mass paedocircumcision banned prior to the invention of bombs, religious terrorism and suicidal bombings would be virtually unknown or extremely rare.