- South America and unaligned.
No, the Death Camps and "The Final Solution" started the US's entry into the war.
originally posted by: paraphi
Sticking with the OP assumption that Nazi Germany had prevailed...
You have to remember that the US only entered the war after Germany declared war on them and the Japanese had played the Pearl Harbor gamble. Up until then the US wanted to keep out of war - preferring to profiteer from the sales to the UK and watch their economic rival (the UK) be sapped dry.
Germany's goals were the same as WW1, that of to kill off Russia and subdue France. Had they done so, and taken Western Europe - including the UK - then chances are they would have stopped, as that was their objective. There was no objective to "rule the world".
The Empire of Japan would have picked off the remains of the British Empire in the Far East, and all the possessions of the invaded Western European states, although whether they would have been able to take India is questionable.
The US, as a neutral and without direct provocation, would have stayed that way. However, they would have reached an accord with the belligerent nations to preserve some vestige of world order.
The world today would then have become.
- The USA and remnants of the British Empire un-quelled (India, Australia, Canada, South Africa etc) - probably aligned to the USA. This would constitute the Free Democratic World.
- Europe and Russia under Nazi dominion. Picked clean of Jews and other "undesirables". This would constitute an oppressive dictatorship similar to what Stalin achieved. One wonders whether it would have failed like Soviet Communism though.
- Empire of Japan covering China, Burma and all places in between. This would - like Europe, be one vast dictatorship.
- South America and unaligned.
- Africa divvied with Germany the new colonial master in most places. Doubtful that Germany would have undertaken decolonisation like the British, so probably not a nice place to be.
Some people on these Boards would celebrate that Israel would not exist. However, the Middle East under German and Italian occupation would be pretty cruel.
The world would be a terrible place to live in for many people.
In July 1941, in a top secret memo to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Harold Stark, President Roosevelt authorized the Atlantic Fleet to change from defensive to offensive operations, writing, in part, “…the presence of any German submarine or raider should be dealt with by action looking to the elimination of such ‘threat of attack’ on the lines of communication, or close to it.”
United States Western Hemisphere Security Zone (April 1941)
The 300-mile Western Hemisphere Security Zone on April 10, 1941. was extended to 26°W longitude including Greenland and the Azores April 10, 1941). This extended the area east in which the U.S. Navy was authorized to escort convoys to Britain. Escorting convoys meant that America was entering an undecalred naval war with Germany in the North Atlantic. The Red Sea was also removed from list of forbidden combat zones, allowing lend-lease supplies to reach the British in North Africa.
Niblank Incident (April 1941)
The U.S. destroyer Niblack on April 11 fired 3 depth charges at a German U-boat, the first such action by a U.S. Navy vessel, beginning an undeclared naval war. Notably there was no surge in war sentiment among the American public as a result of this and subsequent incidents. This was afact that President Roosevelt who closely watched the public opinion polls.