Yes, just to make it clear - WWII involved the normal European Axis, but Japan was pretty busy in their own war with Russia and China, so they never fought against America, which means they never got nuked, which is why they're still the Empire of Japan.
Also, since it'll be a bit awkward to just randomly put this in as your characters walk, I'll post it here, and when you're ready, the lead mech (or drone) at the time would pick it up:
Two miles from the landing zone*
the sensors will pick up a small moving object up ahead. It's a clearing about 600 feet away when the sensors turn on, and roughly a square shape - 400 feet per side - where a single jeep is driving around. Would they still be called jeeps in this timeline? And if anyone looked closely, you'd see three guys - driver, passenger, back seat.
edited 8th Jun '12 7:14:33 AM by nman
Occam's Tweezers: The simplest solution is the best way to lose your job security.