Outline of the Post-War New World Map
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The Outline of the Post-War New World Map was a map completed before the attack on Pearl Harbor and self-published on February 25, 1942 by Maurice Gomberg of Philadelphia. It shows a proposed political division of the world after World War II in the event of an Allied victory in which the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union would rule. The map includes a manifesto describing a "New World Moral Order", along with quotes from Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech.
Gomberg created the map as a personal project, and little else is known of him. The map has been highlighted by New World Order conspiracy theorists who believe it represents some broader view of the US government, and has also been widely circulated online.[dead link]
The date stamp imprinted on the map reads, "Division of Maps, March 31, 1942, Library of Congress", implying that this map is in fact an officially approved map, giving credence to the "conspiracy theory", and therefore making it less of a "theory", and more "conspiracy". This map is in fact listed on the US Library of Congress website.
Description of proposed territories on map
The map proposes a total of 14 independent sovereign states, 13 of them democracies and 10 of them demilitarized.
The United States has 80 states, not including Security Outposts in the Pacific and the Atlantic, gaining all of Canada, Mexico, and Central America, among other places:
States: Alabama - Alberta - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - The Bahamas - California (historical Alta (Upper) California) - Colorado - Columbia - Connecticut - Costa Rica - Cuba - Delaware - Florida - Georgia - Greenland - Guatemala (Guatemala and Belize) - Haiti (including all of Hispaniola) - Honduras - Idaho - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Jamaica - Kansas - Keewatin (pre-1999 Northwest Territories east of the 110° meridian) - Kentucky - Labrador (mainland Newfoundland and Labrador) - Leeward Islands - Louisiana - Lower California (consisting of the Baja California peninsula) - Maine - Mackenzie (pre-1999 Northwest Territories west of the 110° meridian) - Manitoba - Maryland - Martinique - Massachusetts - Mexico (the remainder of Mexico) - Michigan - Minnesota - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nevada - New Brunswick - Newfoundland (Island Newfoundland and Labrador) - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New Mexico - New York - Nicaragua - North Carolina - North Dakota - Nova Scotia - Ohio - Oklahoma - Ontario - Oregon - Panama - Pennsylvania - Prince Edward Island Porto Rico - Quebec - Rhode Island - Salvador - Saskatchewan - South Carolina - South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Trinidad - Utah - Vermont - Virginia - Virgin Islands - Washington - West Virginia - Windward Islands - Wisconsin - Wyoming - Yukon
United States of South America
United Kingdom - British Commonwealth of Nations
The British Commonwealth of Nations is headquartered in the United Kingdom, including England, Wales, and Scotland, but not Northern Ireland. The Commonwealth includes the former colonies of Madagascar (in early 1942 still a Vichy French colony), Ceylon, the Andaman Islands, Cyprus, most of Indonesia (in 1942 a Dutch colony occupied by Japan; other parts are given to the US), as well as the then British colonies that are now Singapore and Malaysian Borneo, South Georgia, the Bismarck Archipelago, the Solomon Islands, and the countries of Australia and New Zealand. A number of ports such as Aden and Zanzibar are also designated "peace-security bases".
Consists of the whole of the island of Ireland
Andorra - Belgium - France (France plus all of Germany west of the Rhine river) - Liechtenstein - Luxembourg - The Netherlands - Portugal - San Marino - Spain - Switzerland - Vatican City Later, - Italy
Greece - Federal republic of Greece
Soviet Union - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
The Soviet Union would expand to be far larger than its then-current size:
Soviet Socialist Republics - Polish - Czechian - Slovakian - Hungarian - Rumanian - Bulgarian - Yugoslavian - Estonian - Latvian - Lithuanian - White Russian - Ukrainian - Moldavian (all of Bessarabia) - Finnish - Georgian - Armenian - Azerbaijani - Iranian - Turkmen - Uzbek (exclusive of the area around the Aral Sea) - Tadzhik - Mongolian (in union with Tanna Tuva) - Manchurian (Northern Manchuria)
- Germany (All of Germany east of the Rhine river and in union with Austria)
- Hebrewland - all of modern Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories, taking in parts of modern Syria, Egypt, and a slice of northern Saudi Arabia.
- Federated Republics of India - all of modern India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Burma, and Bhutan (but not Ceylon, which goes to the British).
- United Republics of China - all of China, Korea, and Indo-China: Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaya.
- Arabian Federated Republics - all of the Arabian Peninsula not taken by Hebrewland, Syria, Lebanon, but not Egypt.
- Union of African Republics - the whole of Africa, except for ports designated as British or US bases, also the Sinai Peninsula.
- United States of Scandinavia - Sweden, Denmark, and Norway (including Spitsbergen).
- Turkey, which loses most of its European territory to the Greek and Soviet states.
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- "What is the role and policy the U.S.A. must assume for the establishment of the NEW WORLD MORAL ORDER AND PERMANENT PEACE? The answers to these and other questions on post-war problems are suggested in the Map-Plan - an outline of policy, illustrated with post-war New World Map- by Maurice Gomberg. This Bold Plan of the Post-War geopolitical pattern should be at the elbow of every thinking American and theorist on post-war planning. Completed before Pearl Harbor and published In Feb. 1942. It is the First and Only Comprehensive Post-War Map-Plan of its kind." in The American Teacher magazine, 1942, Volume 27, p21
- "Outline of post-war new world map" by Maurice Gomberg