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This episode is fifth in our Alternate History Week series, where I look at famous books of alternate history and discuss why I think their alternate timelines aren’t plausible.

The Man in the High Castle is Phillip K. Dick’s most chilling book and the most famous example of alternate history. It’s set in 1962, fifteen years after the Axis Powers emerge triumphant in World War Two and rule over the former United States. Germany and Japan were victors in the war and divide the world between themselves.

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The book is fantastic, but I don’t see any scenario in which Germany and Japan could control a post-war world. In fact, I don’t see how the Axis had any chances of winning the war, short of an alien invasion. I explain why in this episode.

 

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"#72: What if the Nazis Had Won World War Two?" History on the Net
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April 12, 2024 <https://www.historyonthenet.com/72-nazis-won-world-war-two>
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