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Germany Planned to Invade the US

The German newspaper Die Zeit reported on German plans at the turn of the twentieth century for an invasion of the United States through New York City and Boston. The aim would have been to force the US into a treaty ceding control of the seas to Kaiser Wilhelm II's forces. Reuters has more, and so does Ananova, but Die Zeit itself does not have the story online as of this writing.


Now that's an alternate-history novel I'd like to read: "The Kaiser is coming! The Kaiser is coming!" The Mexicans seize the opportunity to reclaim Texas and the Canadians trespass recklessly into Maine as the smell of bratwurst wafts over the Potomac...

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