Daily Tribune. "America--the
Real Center of the World Today," 1942
The Chicago Daily Tribune published this wartime map, which derided the efforts and importance of Churchill's Britain and placed the United States in a new and supposedly more fitting location—at the center of the world. Accompanying text explained: "In the military sense, North America is the strong bastion around which are grouped friendly powers in more or less exposed situations." Such powers included Britain and Australia, which the Tribune felt needed American power to stave off the Japanese and Germans.
Printed map. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (157)
World War II