A Brief History of Superpowers
The Neck Irons of Empire

Blum, William
http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/12/11/a-brief-history-of-superpowers/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  11/12/2012
Year Published:  2012  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14748

From the Congress of Vienna of 1815 to the Congress of Berlin in 1878 to the “Allies” invasion of Russia in 1918 to the formation of what became the European Union in the 1950s, the great powers of Europe and the world have gotten together in grand meeting halls and on the field of battle to set the ground rules for imperialist exploitation of Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Australasia, to Christianize and ‘civilize’, to remake the maps, and to suppress revolutions and other threats to great-power hegemony.

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