The US Politic

And the decline of an empire

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The USA does not portray itself as an empire, rather it portrays itself as the world’s policeman toppling dictators and fostering in democracy. While this is the official line that a vast number of people have been led to believe, it is far from the truth.

I don’t recall the logic behind the US invasion and eviction of the Spanish from the Philippines, but this was the first theatre in which the US demonstrated its power to the world beyond its own borders. In the Philippines, the people were initially appreciative that the US had helped to send off the Spanish, that when the US refused to leave the

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