Dimensional Coordinates: RESTRICTED
Divergence Date: 1902
It was only a matter of time until we found a world dominated by the Nazis. We were just hoping it was later rather than sooner.
The Nazis are considered an evil, genocidal political platform, and we’re not about to argue. They killed 12 million civilians because they were Jewish, Catholic, crippled and gay.
Millions of pages of theories about how the Nazis could have won World War II, and it would be impossible to summarize how and why they eventually fell, but we can tell you about Nazi World and how it came to be.
Incredibly, forces shaping this world began in the United States at the turn of the century. In 1902, future President Woodrow Wilson became President of Princeton University after years of championing the growth of its law school. And whereas on Earth Prime Wilson would eventually have an extra-marital affair with one of his secretaries, he remained faithful to his wife on this world.
Fast forward to 1916, with Wilson as President of the United States. Germany had offered Britain a chance to surrender the Great War with concessions favorable to Britain. The Ottomans Turks and the Austrians had swallowed up large tracts of land. The United States has no incentive to go to war.
And it stays that way. The Lusitania on this world never had any civilians on it, and though it was sunk by German U-Boats it wasn’t the watershed moment in American history we know. And without a personal scandal on Wilson’s part to prompt his involvement, the United States stayed out of it altogether.
The Canadians did not, however, and their talents, along with a war-weary Germany and Austria, led the British and the French to victory over the Austro-Hungarians. The Balfour Agreement drawn, Britain divided the Middle East and granted right of passage to the Zionists. The Treaty of Versailles continued to persecute Germany in terms of financial retributions to the rest of Europe, leading to the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party.
World War II was inevitable here as well, but the United States maintained the sense of isolationism that defined the first three decades of the 20th century. When war broke out over Germany’s annexation of Poland and parts of France, it was up to the European theater to take care of themselves. And unlike Earth Prime, Hitler kept his non-aggression pact with Stalin and kept the front to the West. The tactic kept the Germans on top, and after German scientists tested and detonated a nuclear bomb over Paris, the war came to an abrupt end. England and the Soviet Union declared peace and left it at that.
The United States of this world isn’t overrun by Nazis, but it isn’t a global superpower, either. With only a few of the German scientists emigrating, the technological era was mainly dominated by Europe, and the States are still playing the catch up game.
Nazis? Surely you don't plan to go here, do you?
No need for one. With the United States decidedly out of the war, German ambassador Zimmerman didn't need to use Mexico to create a border dispute.
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