Western Union Map from the 1950s

Western Union Map from the 1950s – All You Need to Know





What became to the Netherlands’ overseas territories? Curaçao and Suriname, for example. I can see that the Netherlands is red.

The Netherlands was absorbed straight into the German Reich, and their overseas colonies achieved independence or were partitioned (Guyana, for example).

Because most 1950s map borders weren’t perfect, the borders aren’t 100% accurate to the actual TL borders; if you like, I can email you a map of the TL in dms.

Why can the French colonies be free yet the Dutch cannot? This seems unjust. Unless the allies turned on another friendly state, which seems strange.

Didn’t Western Union take complete control? Where does Wells Fargo fit into all of this? The red sections, which match their brand colours

In my timeline, the Western Union is the European counterpart to NATO. (Rebranded from an actual Alliance)


Following the signing of the Cork Accords in 1951 to counter the Eisenpakt following the 1950 destruction of Kyiv, Moscow, and Leningrad, the Western Union was formed, with the initial members being the United States of America, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom; by 1952, the Russian Far Eastern Republic, Free France (De jure: French Republic), Canada, and Portugal would be admitted into the Western Union, setting the stage for the Cold War. Western Union Map from the 1950s

What became of Italy? I see that there are no British colonies in Africa or the Middle East; did they attain independence, or were they devoured by Italy?

Britain was obliged to abandon Egypt, Sudan, and Somaliland, while Italy only got the Horn of Africa, tiny areas of Egypt as occupation zones, and a puppet state in Sudan.

So, does Ireland participate or not? It’s on the map, but it’s not mentioned in either text. Is the name of the treaties a reference to an Irish city or county?
Why is Portugal a member of the Western Union? Salazar was ideologically more associated with the Axis and only eventually joined the Allies and NATO because of expediency.

Western Union Map from the 1950s

I’m not sure if this has previously been asked, but what map projection is this?

I don’t understand why Portugal was chosen. Unless the Portuguese colonies are also included in the union, the Western Union may have simply grabbed the Azores and ignored the rest of the country.

Rethinking it, perhaps grabbing the Azores would force Portugal into the German sphere, offering the latter a source of wolfram, so inviting Portugal could have been a compromise between having control over the Azores and maintaining the country in the Western domain. Still, I can’t think of a scenario in which Salazar violates his “proudly alone” policy. Maybe if Spain were genuinely German-leaning and began to press their goals for a United Iberia, but as a neutral state, I doubt it. Another possibility is that the African colonies were conquered, rendering Portugal extremely vulnerable, but who could have conquered them?

May I enquire whether you have any Spanish lore? Its placement between the Reich and the Western Union’s sole base in continental Europe would allow it to choose either side.

The Spanish, like IRL, are neutral, as they were during WW2. So, what became of Japan? They could never have won if they had lost.

If I’m not mistaken, Liberia and the British possessions in West Africa appear to be under the control of Free France.

I wanted to highlight that the free french africa’s borders weren’t always perfect on 1950s maps.

Do you have any head cannons for South Africa/Namibia/Rhodesia? (Zimbabwe)

In this scenario, I believe Germany would want to gain influence in these countries since, unlike the USA/USSR in our time, they would not worry about apartheid. It would be fascinating to witness the conflict between white Anglos, Boers, and black South Africans.

Why is Denmark self-sufficient? I’m still puzzled as to why Vichy is red when Italy, Hungary, and other Euro Axis countries are not. I realise it’s supposed to be about Germany vs. the United States, but Canada, the United Kingdom, and certain Far Eastern territories are blue, as in Allied.

Spain’s position appears to be either enormously prosperous or ruinously awful. The former was for Franco and his inner circle, while the latter was for the poor and working class.

Who controls French Indochina, and how will this affect the region in the near future?

French Indonesia is currently at war (1954, the same year as the map) with a nationalist/communist/ROC invasion in the north and a joint French/American force in the south.

Italy is Italy in 1942; they have an empire, but it is modest in comparison to Germany’s (Italian Far East Africa, Libya, Tunisia, Albania, Montenegro and Sudan [De Facto puppet]) They are not depicted on the map because the cold war is mostly between Germany and the United States.

I had no idea a bank could grow so strong… What’s next, the Dakota Wells Fargo Empire?

Why does the Nigerian prince want me to transfer him money through this country? How will money be transferred from one continent to another now? Huh. When viewed in this light, Canada and the United States resemble a cat.

Interesting. It reminds me of Fatherland’s geopolitical arrangement. The map has an early Cold War vibe about it. I’m curious about Japan’s current situation. Western control of the former Soviet Far East suggests that the West is no longer (or was never) an Axis power.


Please assist with a Western Union fraud.

It appears to me that someone used your information to obtain money from WU and then used it to pay bills or do something else. So there could be a third party involved someplace.

I’d call again and again and again to make sure they didn’t try to sue. Is it feasible to conduct research on the company that allegedly received your money as payment? If they are a legitimate company, someone else has taken advantage of them as well. If they’re untrustworthy and refuse to assist, a police report may be in order.

I googled the company’s name and came up with nothing; the name was kind of generic and nothing matched exactly what they had posted. I searched for the name they gave me in quotation marks and found nothing. They didn’t reveal anything about the company’s location or contact details, just the name.

I’d fight WU tooth and nail then. If you announce you’re going to file a police report, they might be able to provide you more information (which you should).

According to the rules of unjust enrichment

Where have you gone? I’ve never heard the expression before, but it appears to be real, and I’m not a lawyer.

In any case, it appears to me that the other individual is attempting to swindle you via WU. I’d begin by reporting the incident to police, obtaining a copy of the police report, then responding to WU with that report included in a written letter, certified mail, return receipt. You could contact WU ahead of time to provide them with the report number, but make sure to follow up with receipted written mail.

If you’re in the United States, you might wind up suing one or both parties to small claims court (yeah, I’d sue both of them and let them figure it out).

Western Union Map from the 1950s

I’m currently in the United States. I’ll go to the police station on Friday, which is the earliest I can because of my job schedule, and do as you suggest. I should’ve done this in November, but I didn’t because I assumed it would be fixed after my money was refunded. Thanks.

If your account information was accessed by someone and they used it to steal YOUR money, you report it to your bank as fraudulent and have YOUR bank charge it back to Western Union. Ignore their silly letter if it’s fraud, as you claim.

Western Union repaid it, and my credit union warned they’d step in if WU didn’t. As of now, they claim I owe them the money, and I don’t expect them to withdraw monies from my account because I altered all of that information. Right now, they’re (WU) threatening me with either collection or legal action. I told them that I never authorised any transaction, that I have not and will never use their service, and that if they could, they should blacklist any transaction containing any of my information because I will never use their service for any reason. It appears that the “business” that is defrauding me notified WU that I obtained services from them (no idea what yet) and then fraudulently received a refund; now they’re attempting to recuperate their “losses.” Western Union Map from the 1950s


Western Union Map from the 1950s




$3500.                                   $300

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Western Union Map from the 1950s

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