A slightly ASB map. In this time-line Hitler has a different mood swing and decides to discontinue his plans for the USSR until he has successfully finished off the United Kingdom and brought the British into his camp. More resources are devoted to the invasion of the British Isles and eventually in 1941 they successfully land, albeit under heavy fire from the RAF as they contest the skies with the Luftwaffe.
The invasion force makes a terrible advance with heavy resistance from Home Guard regiments along the entire way. They make it up to the North, capture London and even make an incursion into Wales. Most of the Royal Family is evacuated to Canada but King George insists on staying behind and fights alongside the regiments that have established a defensive line in Scotland. The RAF contests the skies with the Luftwaffe which allows the resistance to survive. The United States eventually joins after the Japanese directly threaten their interests in the Pacific and send as much support as they can to the UK. The Royal Navy is still able to keep support from the Empire arriving and soon enough colonial regiments and supplies from Canada arrive on the British Isles. The war in North Africa continues much as it did in OTL but with the British Isles distracted the Enigma Code is not broken until much later and the Axis forces make much further gains.
The war in the Pacific goes very differently as well. With the UK distracted by the invasion the Japanese are even more bold than OTL and make assaults further into Asia and even into British India, using slave labour to build shoddy road and rail networks to make troop movements easier. However this assault merely serves to unite the various peoples of India and the Japanese assault ends up bogged down. The USA commits the majority of their war effort into the Pacific as well and it turns into a terrible war of island hopping. Aircraft carrier warfare is developed much like OTL but it takes longer for the USA and the British to pick it up and the Japanese do a better job of holding them off. However sheer weight of numbers eventually pushes the war in the Allies favour and the Japanese are slowly forced back.
In Britain the Germans are slowly pushed back by British forces reinforced by colonial and American forces that have landed in Scotland to support the British. The same goes for North Africa as American reinforcements arrive in Western Africa. The Vichy French government in colonial Africa is overthrown and the Free French assist in forcing the Axis out of Africa. Despite protestations from the Fuhrer who is becoming increasingly deranged the Nazi government refuses to attack the USSR and insist that they focus on their current issues. By 1945 the Axis have been forced forced out of the United Kingdom and back across the Channel. Victory has also been declared in the African theatre and in the Pacific the Japanese have been forced out of India and much of South Asia and the West Pacific. In 1946 the Allies prepare for one final push when the Germans successfully detonate a nuclear bomb. The Anglo-American Tube-Alloys project does bear fruit but it is too late to change the war and instead a ceasefire is called. The war officially ends in 1948 but the fighting itself stops in 1947 with the exception of pacification efforts.
The Axis powers are still around today and are all still fascist states but they have made numerous changes since the Second World War. The Third Reich is run by the Nazi Party and remains a one party state but the leadership since the 1950s has been far more moderate and political and economic realities have forced them to make several concessions and reforms. There was an ATL Holocaust that lasted until 1948 and claimed nearly 8 million lives but it was ended long ago as a waste of resources and the camps have been completely dismantled. The entire thing is covered up now but occasionally some little things slip through the veil. The Third Reich has worked to either deport or culturally assimilate the Untermensch that remain within their borders. The population of Germans is now well over 200 million thanks to pro-natal laws, fascist attitudes towards women and family and the now long closed rape camps. The Third Reich is a society that prizes almost militant efficiency. The trains run on time, orders are obeyed unquestioningly and ends are met. Men are expected to be workers and fathers whilst women are still expected to be mothers and wives. Women are still banned from most jobs and social expectations of behaviour and conduct are very important. A religious element has re-entered German society and is openly promoted by the German government. Germany is also a land with an engineer's perspective on technology. Most high technology is derived from other nations designs whilst the Germans instead prefer to refine and perfect existing technology instead and are famous for producing sturdy and reliable products.
The USSR never got a chance to become a prominent power or champion socialism across the developing world. However at the same time the Nazi-soviet Pact did survive and a Third Reich desperate for stronger allies did look towards the vast and industrious USSR. Hitler had already been deposed and the more focused Fuhrer realised what a useful asset the Soviets could be. At the same time the Soviets needed more allies and with the Second World War over they had once again gained the ire of the rest of the world as the only large communist state. The USSR has slowly developed into a red/brown fascist state with some communist practices surviving. The USSR has promoted a new Soviet indemnity that is noticeably quite Russian and enforced, often forcibly, in order to tie the various constituent republics closer together. A religious reaction in the 80s also saw Orthodox Christianity gain a new degree of significance and the Politburo quickly capitalised on it bringing the movement under their protection and guidance as another means of control. Both methods have led to violent resistance from various ethnicities especially many of the Turkic ones which in turn leads to more oppression.
Various other states also make up the Axis. Italy is a fairly unwilling German satellite these days and even spent the 70s and much of the 80s under German occupation when the fascist government attempted to step down. It is still a kingdom but the king is now merely a puppet of the new fascist government that is in turn a German puppet. Even then the degree of fascist policy that the Italians follow doesn't really extend beyond high degrees of nationalism and mild discrimination against most non-Catholics as well as black Africans. Portugal and Spain are both monarchical states with fairly conservative fascist governments but they instead focus much of their time on maintaining their African empires. The eventual inclusion of various Muslim states ended the discrimination against Arabs and most Muslims but did also present an opportunity to deport unwanted Muslims to these nations instead. Islamic fascism has a greater degree of religious control to it than the other types but it is still very focused on nationalist sentiment, business and discrimination against whomever the powers that be dislike.
The Allied forces have also changed over the decades. The United States has now taken charge of the Alliance and is the lead nation of what they have dubbed the Free World. The United States is a democratic nation but it is far more conservative than OTL and also rather militant and paranoid. The draft is still in place and thanks to a lack of Vietnam like events in this TL the army still has a lot more dignity and credit attributed to it by the public. There was a Civil Rights movement just like OTL that saw a lot of resistance but has now been commandeered by the government and is used a symbol of democratic ideals in combating the open bigotry of the Axis powers. The United States is the world's largest economy by far and they have also built up a new reputation as the producers and innovators of high technology. Whilst their computers are still nowhere near as compact or efficient as OTL they are still the most advanced in the world as are most other consumer products. However the US is also far more controlling and militant. The government does censor various types of media for public security and a lot of services are now government owned. Most cities have a few large public nuclear shelters in case of war and like OTL here was a nuke scare that led to a lot of people having their own personal shelters built on their property.
The USA propped up the British commonwealth in order to provide a more stable alliance and keep more of Asia and Africa securely in the Allied camp. The United Kingdom has recovered from the devastation of the Second World War. The invasion actually led to a new a new age of British cultural unity that is still going strong. The monarchy' move to Canada also strengthened ties between the UK and the Dominions as well and there has been far more coherency within the Commonwealth despite the damage. The monarchy is also far more popular thanks to the actions of King George during the German invasion and it has restarted a tradition of military service amongst the Royal Family members. The Commonwealth itself has transformed into a sort of cultural conglomeration as the increased unity and federalisation (sort of) led to a mixing of cultures from across the British Empire. Today the greater Commonwealth has quite a bit more meaning to it then OTL as well as a bit more prestige. The UK is a cultural melting pot as people from Africa and Asia have moved there and numerous new fashions emerge from the British Isles as new designs and hybridized ideas are created. The British government is even more interfering than the United States' due to their proximity to Axis Europe and media is more tightly controlled. Overall though British society is even more conservative on certain issues. Like the US they have adopted political cosmopolitanism as an image boost but issues concerning gender roles and sexuality are still very traditional.
Japan abandoned the Axis shortly after they acquired their own atomic bomb and long range launching capabilities in the early 60s. They pen several years as a neutral state until they overthrew their fascist militant government. During a period where both were desperate for allies the Japanese joined the Alliance. They are a bit peripheral but their remaining colonial possessions and their cultural attitude to work have made them a powerhouse within the Alliance. Japan is a far more traditional society which means they have avoided most of the declining birth rate as well as the bubble economy. They have managed to successfully adapt to a high technological economy and are beginning to outpace the United States in quality and efficiency. There hasn't been as big of a cultural export phase and anime has yet to really move out of the Japanese Empire but it is beginning to make inroads.
Technology varies with some fields of research being more advanced than OTL whilst others are lagging behind. Computer technology is the most obvious with processing capabilities being far behind OTL. There is no internet equivalent and what information networks do exist are both public owned and heavily censored. Small businesses are still common do to the lack of internet shopping but larger chains are still beginning to out-compete and eradicate them slowly. Despite the state of Cold War globalisation has taken place because of realpolitik. A Détente of sorts has been in progress for several decades now as the Axis becomes increasingly moderate. In politics fascism is seen as a viable political system if also an undesirable one for the nations of the Free World. Socialism was almost completely discredited after the one major nation that practised abandoned it completely for fascism. Today Communism is seen as a fringe ideology only practised by radicals and lunatics. Not enough Jews were evacuated for Zionism to take off and the Middle East is rather less tense especially as the Détente continues. The Second Space Race is about to begin. The Allies launched the first satellite but the Axis performed the first Moon Landing thanks to their advantages in rocket technology. Now the world is looking to Mars and the planets of the Outer Solar System as the tensions on Earth continue to wind down.