My Country, Tis of Thee - New Prussia (1916)
Anti-German map envisions WWI take over of the US
This map appeared on the cover of Life Magazine on February 10, 1916. It was part of the effort of American internationalists to overcome isolationist sentiment insisting on continued neutrality in the ongoing European War. The U.S. has been renamed New Prussia, and American city names have been replaced with German (or Germanized) versions. Washington is New Berlin, Chicago is Schlauterhaus, and Boston is Kulturplatz. Denverburg and Salzlakenburg are presumably German, but Florida has become Turconia, California is Japonica, and the northwest is dominated by Nagaseattle and New Kobe. New Mexico is an "American Reservation" in Der Grosse Desert.
This cover was reproduced as a handbill by the American Rights Committee, a group of distinguished New Yorkers urging direct U.S. action to oppose German aggression in Europe.
Source: Life Magazine, v.67, n.1737, February 10, 1916.
Repository: Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection