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The Man in the High Castle Themes

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Themes

Conflict

War is the ultimate conflict and this is where this novel begins. The novel suggests that before World War II, FDR was assassinated, causing the United States to remain stuck in a depression. This depression caused a domino effect that led to the United States losing the war. As a result, Japan and Germany split up the world between them, ruling countries that were once independent. Japan has ruled somewhat peacefully, learning from the cultures of the countries they have taken over and sharing with them their own culture. Germany, however, has ruled with an iron fist, killing all Jews, exterminating whole portions of Africa, and draining the Mediterranean Sea to create fertile farm lands. Germany has also expanded into space, sending many spaceships to the moon. Germany is now turning its attention to Japan, with a desire to rid the world of all people who are not...

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