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22/02/2017

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

Human Wrongs Watch

Rome, Feb 21 2017 (IPS)  –  Let us stop debating what newly-elected US President Trump is doing or might do and look at him in terms of historical importance. Put simply, Trump marks the end of an American cycle!

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Roberto Savio

Like it or not, for the last two centuries the entire planet has been living in an Anglophone-dominated world.

First there was Pax Britannica (from the beginning of the 19th century when Britain started building its colonial empire until the end of the Second World War, followed by the United States and Pax Americana with the building of the so-called West).

The United States emerged from the Second World War as the main winner and founder of what became the major international institutions – from the United Nations to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – with Europe reduced to the role of follower.

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