Crimson Skies will still likely produce a World War II analog, in an ATL I was working on this led to the coalescence of the Disunited States into only eight nations as a result of conquests and secret deals. The Industrial States of America uses German tech/engineering to run rampant across much of the continent, reaching as far as the Lake Champlain, Memphis, Omaha, Winnepeg, and Knoxville. Jet technology is developed around this time starting in California and Germany as Heinkel and Lockheed both fly secretly their first production models in 1939, the resulting shock when ISA/German jets (ME-262 with much better engines) encounter Dixie/British/Lockheed models (F-94 Starfire analogs and jet-enhanced P-38s) is thus impressive as neither side expected the other to be close to their own in those fields, much less a close match in 1944. Texas stays largely out of the global conflict, concentrating on then-neutral Mexico and taking over Sonora and Chihuahua in 1941 giving it ports on both the Caribbean and Pacific. Japan takes over Hawaii, the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, Thailand, French Indochina, and by war's end has secured much of China. Japan is careful *not* to declare war on the UK or Australia, instead opting to focus on synthetic fuels and providing the German scientific community a safe place to further develop technologies (which they steal as a form of 'protection money'). By the end of this ATL WWII, Dixie absorbs Appalachia and the Outer Banks Protectorate while the Empire State absorbs the Atlantic Union and at the end of the war the Maritime Provinces (the latter only because of a secret deal with Dixie to recognize its new borders and the UK to recognize Ontarian borders). Cascadia/Pacifica absorbs most of the Disputed Western Territories with Lakota becoming a 'special status area' with a *lot* of autonomy but as a part of that nation. Arixo and the Navajo State are split at the OTL division of Arizona (going to Hollywood along with western Nevada) and New Mexico (going to the Republic of Texas, who also grabs southeastern Colorado and southernmost Kansas). Deseret takes southern Idaho, southwestern Wyoming, eastern Nevada, and western Colorado while the People's Collective grabs eastern Wyoming and eastern Colorado, Denver becomes a 'free city' and Western place to negotiate peace settlements, mingle with other ambassadors, and spy on everyone. This is also to become the banking center of North America because its territory is too small to do much else and the revenues are enough to make the city among the richest in the world. French Louisiana is made to join Dixie as well, provoking the wrath of the Republic of Texas who wanted to have New Orleans and the tolls on the river for themselves. Texas does nothing about this, however, as they are dependent on the oil trade for their prosperity. They also sell to both sides while buying/trading tech with both sides, their Texas Instruments Model 105 jet (Avro C105 analog) is arguably among the most advanced jets in the world when it debuts in late 1945. Postwar sees the outright division of the ISA among the three largest victors, the Empire State getting Michigan and Ohio, Dixie taking Indiana, Illinois, and a 50-mile radius around the city limits of Cincinnati on the day of the Treaty of Chicago, and the People's Collective taking Wisconsin along with Minnesota. Chicago itself becomes divided like Berlin in OTL with the aforementioned American powers along with the UK each taking a quarter of the city to rule. Britain detonates the worlds atomic weapon in 1948 near Diego Garcia, France follows in 1950, Russia in 1953, and Dixie in 1959. Rocketry becomes a fascination of the North Americans but the defeated Germans still hold the commanding lead, it is a surprise to the British when the Russians put a satellite in orbit only two years after they do so in 1959 and get the first man into space in 1962. An even greater surprise was the cooperation of Hollywood, Dixie, and the Empire State in the Star Alliance space program launching their first satellite in late 1961 via a two-stage system using seven Aerojet X-8s as a first stage and one as a second stage. Their first man in space (reportedly decided by a drinking contest of all things!) would be David McCampbell flying his 'Progress' capsule from Cape Canaveral to near Britain.