A new big budget series on Amazon answers perhaps the biggest “what if” question in history: what if the Nazis had triumphed in World War 2. The show in question is ‘The Man In The High Castle’ which is based on the award-winning book by ‘Blade Runner’ writer Philip K. Dick. The story starts changing history back in 1933, imagining that President Roosevelt was assassinated and replaced by the weak John Nance Garner, who stayed isolationist after the war broke out in 1939.
Amazon has got itself into a spot of bother over an advertising campaign which replaced New York subway seats with those adorned with the Nazi Iron Eagle. The Mayor of New York City Bill deBlasio has even waded in to call the ads ‘irresponsible and offensive’. The subway seating was plastered with the US flag featuring the Iron Eagle, and also Japanese-American flags - Japan occupies the west coast in the series, while the Nazis occupy the east coast. While the ads stopped short of displaying the Nazi swastika, subway riders were quick to question whether the campaign was in good taste.