What if America had conquered London?

At the beginning of the 20th Century, the US decides to turn the tables on Mother England and turn its former motherland into a conquered territory. The American conquerors quickly get to work, importing architects and sculptors who make the city of London look just like New York.


In the February 1902 issue of Harmsworth's Magazine, Londoners got a peek at what their city might look like post-American invasion. The article mainly imagines that the Americans would mashup New York's landmarks with London's, although there are some grand images as a result. I can only imagine the horror Brits felt upon gazing at George Washington's statue in Trafalgar Square, or their beloved pubs being taken over by quick-lunch New York diners.

If London Were Like New York: A Peek At The Metropolis After The American Invasion [Retronaut]




If there's one form of science fiction I love, it most definitely would have to be alternate histories and "what ifs". The United States conquering England though certainly seems like it would take the cake of almost every thing out there, but any thing envisioned would certainly be pure fantasy. The U.S. has always had a sort of "meh" stance when it came to colonies and owning other territories outside of the U.S. Take for example Puerto Rico; technically it's considered part of the United States, but a LOT of people don't know that, and I honestly don't blame them.

For example, when I was in Elementary School we had gone over ALL of the United States, what made them unique, what their capitals were, etc. etc. Practically an entire year spent just learning about the states, but never once did we ever touch on the subject of Puerto Rico. Nor was it ever mentioned in any of my classes that should have covered it in Junior High or High School.

If England were to ever be conquered by the United States, I imagine it would just be mostly forgotten about.