Sunday, December 23, 2012

The World Divided, 1941

The World divided during World War 2 (July 1941).

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The political alignments of the world are here shown, centering geographically around the North Pole but ideologically and economically around the U.S. The classification keyed below is necessarily simplified and does not of course meet all the subtleties of politics and diplomacy - for instance, the peculiar position of Vichy and its colonies. The special case of the U.S.S.R. is acknowledged by a special color. 
The situation is as of July 7, 1941, and is subject to change without notice.
Map made by Richard Edes Harrison, Fortune magazine.

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