Citizen Tom

Pilgrim’s Way A fork in the road above Westwell (from here (en.wikipedia.org))

Here is a reblog of SUPERPOWER INDIA: THE STUMBLING BLOCKS by SANDOMINA, the host of Insightful Geopolitics. SANDOMINA wonders what it will take to make India a superpower. So, he carefully reviews India’s strengths and weaknesses.

SANDOMINA set me to thinking. As a history buff, I can think of times when America sought something akin to superpower status. I still remember a phrase I heard in school, “manifest destiny“. Encyclopedia Britannica has an article on the topic that begins this way.

Manifest Destiny, in U.S. history, the supposed inevitability of the continued territorial expansion of the boundaries of the United States westward to the Pacific and beyond. Before the American Civil War (1861–65), the idea of Manifest Destiny was used to validate continental acquisitions in the Oregon Country, TexasNew Mexico

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