Author of the map
science fiction literature and technology I am interested in political science
and history - two subjects which I have studied at university. When I was
reading about The Man in the High Castle in Wikipedia I came across
an illustrative world map for the first time. This one and the many others
I have found in the internet motivated me to have a try at this myself. The
aspects, which I regard as important, are given in the "reasons".
One major topic is that of military alliances. A medium-sized country like Germany or Japan will never be able to conquer one half of the world alone - not if this means to fight the United States, the Soviet Union and the British Empire at the same time. If the axis powers were to win in WWII - the premise of the novel - they need to have as many voluntary and supportive allies as the could possibly get. This leads me to the conclusions which are written down in reasons no. 4 to 6.
One of the many qualities of the novel in my opinion is that it provides another warning against fascist and autocratic regimes. I am describing my political views as anti-fascist, anti-racist, anti-nationalist, anti-extremist, anti-communist, pro human rights, pro-democratic, liberal, science-oriented, progressive, environmentalist, internationalist, pro free market, pro solidarity, pro workers' rights.
You can use the map for any purpose according to Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International.
You can reach me via e-mail under rob at high-castle-world-map.com.