Watt-Evans, Lawrence. "Truth, Justice, and the American Way"
Divergence: 1932 CE
What if: Al Smith split the Democrats in 1932, causing Hoover to beat FDR. The US-Japan fight started earlier, and a firm response at Munich averted World War II.
Summary: Twenty years later, the Secretary of State looks for a country to which he can name a Jewish consul without offending the host government.
Published: In Alternate Presidents (ed. Mike Resnick), q.v.; and Crosstime Traffic, Ballantine/Del Rey 1992 (0345373952).