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01-28-2009, 05:57 PM
Strange Maps (http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/) came to my attention when The War That Never Happened: US Occupies USSR (http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/356-the-world-war-that-never-happened-us-occupies-ussr/) was posted, although it turns out to have plenty of other interesting content.

On 27 October 1951, the US magazine Collier’s devoted an entire 130-page issue to the theme (http://conelrad.com/books/flyleaf.php?id=321_0_1_0_M7) of “Russia’s Defeat and Occupation, 1952-1960; Preview of the War We Do Not Want.” The cover showed an American soldier in a helmet emblazoned with US and UN insignia, reading MP (Military Police) Occupation Forces.

Collier’s Magazine devoted 60,000 words to the hypothetical aftermath of a Third World War, which would start in 1952 and in which the US and UN would defeat the Soviet Union. The articles described, among others, an “A-Bomb Mission to Moscow” (the famous broadcaster Edward R. Murrow writing about a hypothetical B-36 raid destroying the Soviet capital from an ‘embedded’ perspective).....

01-29-2009, 01:58 AM
I've been lurking at that site for close to two years. It's fantastic.