Once upon a time, the German House of Hanover ruled the Seven Seas via ownership of the British Isles. The British had the biggest navy and the greatest manufacturing base. By WWI, Britain was dethroned and Germany was destroyed so the US took up the mantle of World Shipping/Manufacturing Power. WWII made the US even stronger. We built ships and made goods at a mad rate. Since then, it is been all downhill for the US with the Cold War leading the desperate US powers struggling to stay #1 via reviving Germany and Japan both of which became top world manufacturing and trade powers.
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I have always been very concerned about the decline and fall of Great Empires and know this is intimately tied to trade. The UK used to rule the world and look at today: Poll says Labour still on course for 2015 victory – but UKIP is now Britain’s ‘favourite’ political party: this astonishing rise of a nativist movement is due to the flood of aliens via the new EU rules. David Cameron has LOST a third of Conservative voters since the last election, shock poll reveals shows that the far right is peeling away from the middle right just like in the US. The news this week that China is the world’s #1 trade power has slugged the sluggards who created the New World Order in the snout. They still assure everyone that the UK and US are the world’s #1 banking power but this is due mainly to madly buying up the debts of these two world trade loser nations at a frantic pace to keep the banks solvent.