The Nazis absolutely destroyed the European order. European bourgeoise no longer ruled the world. London was the seat of the world’s greatest power. Now, Washington D.C. and Moscow were competing to rule the world. Paris used to be the cultural capital of the world, where artists, writers and thinkers met to discuss, debate and unleash their passions and thoughts. Due to the war, a lot of them immigrated to the United States, safe from war, settling down in New York City.
London during the blitz, 1941
American ships carrying refugees to New York City during the war, in 1941
Map of the world at the end of hostilities, 1945. Anyone can see that Africa and Southeast Asia are still ruled by the European powers.
Map of the world during the Cold War. The “bourgeois” European empires have collapsed, giving way to the Capitalist United States and the Communist Soviet Unions.