Capturing Other Capitalist Nations
The Struggle for Strategic Supremacy and Economic Spheres of Influence
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States tried to take on the role of being the world’s economic leader, not just the leader of the free world. Many people expected a Pax Americana—global peace and economic cooperation enforced by the world’s most powerful economic and military force. Some thought that America would be able to establish strategic supremacy everywhere, placing most of the world within its orbit.
The United States was in an enviable spot, as its strategic supremacy included many abilities:
• The ability to ...