Churchill’s proposed “South German State” .
This map – designed in the style of The Economist – elaborates on the
idea that has been put forward by Winston Churchill as part of his plans
to divide up Germany after WW2. Initially labelled as the ‘South German
State’, Bavaria, Baden and Württemberg (as well as the statelet of
Hohenzollern) were to be detached from the former German Reich and to be
united with Austria and Hungary. The remaining territories were to form
two other states, the Rhineland and the North German State, which are
only shown on this map as neighbouring countries.