- Dwight D. Eisenhower is killed in a V-2 raid on his headquarters in London in August 1944.
- Douglas MacArthur is the main American war hero. He runs for president in 1952 and wins.
- MacArthur makes Joseph McCarthy his Vice President, his Communist witch hunts mean that, by 1955, America's prisons are full of accused Communists.
- JFK cancels his visit to Dallas in 1963, but does go on a state visit there three years later, and is assassinated.
- George Orwell never publishes any books, there is a distinct lack of Dystopian fiction.