Why America's Military Presence Permeates the Far Corners of the Globe

America's Empire


Combining texts excerpted from Chalmers Johnson's Blowback Trilogy (HTML) with interactive maps and statistics (Flash), The American Empire examines the hidden costs and consequences of America's "lone superpower" status.

Whereas traditional empires maintained control over foreign territories via colonies, since World War II, the U.S. has developed a vast system of hundreds of military bases and huge economic incentives around the world to control its strategic interests.

The American Empire features interactive maps, charts, tables, historical comparisons and excerpts from actual military databases -- all compiled into an easy-to-navigate  visual narrative.

uploaded 05/07/08

Links to websites, books and reference maps containing source material and further info. Suggested keywords for self-motivated research included.
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Mission Statement
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