The British Empire in Yemen

“One of the reasons that Americans are unable to draw the parallels between Great Britain and the United States is that the U.S. version of empire hasn’t followed the British model. Instead of converting foreign lands into colonies, the U.S. government has followed the Soviet Union’s model of empire that was established in Eastern Europe. It uses local proxies or ‘puppets’ to serve as agents for the U.S. government, just as the Soviets did in Eastern European countries. This has enabled the United States to maintain the façade of supporting ‘independent’ regimes in the countries it controls, which just happen to ‘invite’ the United States to maintain military bases in their countries.”

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