(This fictional column is loosely based on the book, The Man In The High Castle, written by Philip K. Dick which illustrates what would have happened if Americans had not stood up to evil during WWII).

1933 – Washington D.C. – President Elect Franklin Roosevelt is assassinated. He was destined to transform from a domestic president into a war president. But, this task is left up to his weak vice-president, John Garner, who is left to deal with another impending war in Europe that will consume the world.

Instead of using the natural and human resources of brave Americans, he bows down to the call for isolationism. It is fairly understandable. He, Americans, and Europeans remember the horrors of WWI in detail.

1940 – Adolf Hitler’s generals have conquered Poland and he turns his eyes to the west. Within months, Germany occupies Western Europe.

A strong leader is needed in Great Britain. Many people look to Sir Winston Churchill during the impending invasion of the Island. But, he is rejected by the British Parliament and King George because of his failure commanding the Imperial Navy during WWI, his salty character, disposition, and propensity to imbibe in whiskey beginning at breakfast.

A pacifist and incompetent man, Lord Halifax, becomes Prime Minister during the darkest hours of the British people. Defeat is imminent.

The Reich’s mighty Luftwaffe is poised to unleash incendiary bombs on London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and other large cities where civilians are the target. This is followed by a surface attack by a massive number of elite Waffen SS soldiers.

Henry Wallace is now the President of the United States. The communist sympathizer refuses to send any military assistance to Great Britain. Churchill, while living in a state of self-imposed exile, privately warns Wallace that if Britain falls, the Reich will seek to invade the United States.

Without American supplies and men, Great Britain and all of her colonies are occupied and controlled by German SS Divisions. This includes the entire continent of Africa.

As the last bomb is dropped on Dublin, Ireland, the German blitzkrieg looks across the ocean to Washington, D.C.

December 7th, 1941 – Hawaii – A large part of the United States fleet is sleeping. Shortly before dawn, the ships, planes, and American soldiers are attacked by the Empire of Japan. The attack wipes out America’s Pacific Fleet. President Wallace begs for assistance from the Soviet Union instead of mobilizing America for war. Joseph Stalin refuses to provide any assistance and the Japanese begin their invasion of the west coast of America.

1947 – The Reich, which has the best nuclear physicists, develops an astronomical weapon; the hydrogen bomb. Once detonated, it has the capacity to destroy huge cities. One single bomber flies from occupied Ireland to Washington D.C. and drops a hydrogen bomb between the Pentagon and the White House. Almost all American governmental leaders and military commanders are killed.

1948 – The Luftwaffe immediately follows up by bombing Atlanta, Charlotte, and other cities while ground troops occupy land from the eastern coast to the Rocky Mountains.

Meanwhile, Japanese aircraft carriers filled with pilots flying zeros launch an attack on San Francisco while infantry battalions invade the shores of California. Because America is unprepared for war, the Empire of Japan occupies the western part of the United States.

Since the Rocky Mountains are so difficult to maneuver military equipment through, it becomes a neutral zone dividing the Japanese Pacific States from the Great American Reich.

Within months, the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, Stone Mountain, and other historical monuments are razed to the ground and sea. The United States of America no longer exists.

While the Reich and Japan are beginning to enter into a “Cold War”, Americans of every race, class, religion, and background are considered to be a conquered people without any constitutional rights.

In the Great American Reich, anyone who is considered to be non-Aryan is sent to concentration camps in Cincinnati, Nashville, Richmond, Bismarck, and other cities.

In the Japanese Pacific States, rebellion is punished by killing 10 random Americans for every Japanese soldier who is attacked by the resistance.

Today, this may seem like an impossible scenario.

But, if not for the Greatest Generation of Americans whose bravery outshined their fear, this likely would have been a reality.

Let us honor those who have served, sacrificed, and died for our country. Without them, we would live in tyranny just as our Forefathers did before the American War of Independence.