That America replaced Britannia as Ruler of the Waves; post WW2 is not an issue I dispute.
The defeat of Britain at Dunkirk in 1939 followed in 1942 by the sinking of their Singapore fleet (Prince of Wales and Repulse) and then the collapse of the Empire: India 1947 and Kenya 1955, saw the end of Great Britain. Remnants of the French Empire evaporate under the heel of Nazi German in WW2; at Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam 1954 and Algeria 1962.
Emerging as the “Victor”, America then created the United Nations as well as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and a host of other international organizations. International trade and investment agreements, intellectual property accords and treaties on the environment, international law, followed.
Except that the Soviet Union also emerged as a victor, as to Mao with this defeat of American backed Chiang Kai Shek in China and while not too much of a problem to begin with, today, the picture is quite different.
With Russia and China vetoing American abuse of the UN as its puppet and these same two nations demonstrating conclusively that their military is as good if not better than the US (Russia’s entry into Syria was an emphatic illustration of this claim) and able to survive America’s economic warfare (China providing not only economic survival but fast ascending to the major economic power); America has been reduced to threats and schoolyard bully boy behaviour.
This bully boy approach has expanded from the usual threats to also embrace, disregarding international law. I don’t expect the reader to plough through all the links below. Rather, I provide them as bibliographic validation of my generic comments. The following are such examples:
U.S. violates international law in plain sight of us all.
US seizes N. Korea’s 2nd largest bulk carrier ship amid spiralling tensions
Landmark UN plastic waste pact approved – but not by the US (May 2019).
America ignores international treaties on environmental controls.
America violates diplomatic protection of embassies.
Meng Wanzhou: The Huawei exec trapped in a gilded cage
THE LAW OF WAR prohibits force unless force has been approved by the U.N. Security Council or unless a country has been attacked and is acting in self-defence. Even under those conditions, force is regarded as a last resort, permissible only if it is likely to be successful.
Iraq war was illegal and breached UN charter, says Annan
America presence in Syria wasn’t legal a year ago. It’s still not.
When will America stop participating in Yemen’s genocidal war?
Amnesty Criticizes U.S.-Led Coalition’s ‘Indiscriminate’ Actions in Raqqa. In what it calls the “most comprehensive investigation into civilian deaths in a modern conflict,” the rights group accuses the U.S.-led coalition of indiscriminate use of artillery force in densely populated areas.
US Senate: No military support for Saudi war in Yemen. Pentagon: LOL
Trump officially recognized Israel’s annexation of the occupied Golan Heights. A double standard when it comes to the U.S. response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
Cuba Denounces New U.S. Threats against Venezuela
Pompeo threatens ‘swift and decisive’ response to any attacks by Iran or its ‘proxies’.
A clear sign that America needs a war to offset the pending adverse impact on consumers just before election time, of its tariff war with the world.
US must prevent construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline to counter Russia
‘They’ll be paying!’ Trump ramps up tough talk on China ahead of negotiator’s arrival
Pompeo threatens UK with intel sharing cut-off if they buy Huawei 5G
MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY
It’s no longer only China and Russia standing tall.
Turkey and India now put their own best interest before American threats.
India signs $3 billion contract with Russia for lease of a nuclear submarine
Iran fight back.
Hungary and Italy increasingly demonstrate that they will go their own way. European Union has dug in its toes over Iran and even US supplicant Germany, when it comes to buying gas from Russia or America at twice the price, eventually found the balls to put the wellbeing of its people above the wellbeing of America.
These are too many collectively if not independently, nation states to brush aside. The trouble with schoolyard bullies is; sooner or later the smaller kids catch up. And as Great Britain and France found out: EMPIRES DIE.
Ross is an international businessman and entrepreneur. In 2016 Ross was appointed Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Morocco. In New Zealand he is trustee and managing director of absentee Russian owned forestry and commercial property.
Ross has a bachelor degree in politics and management, a master’s degree in economics, statistics, law and policy and C.O.P’s in law.
From 2004 he lived and worked in Zimbabwe, Russia, Czech Republic, Thailand and the Balkans.
Since 2005 Ross has established business interests in aqua culture and fisheries development – from Morocco to Syria: U.A.E and North Korea.
In 2015 Ross was prime speaker on sustainable fisheries as guest of the Moroccan government at CRANZ Montana ‘Sustainable Resources: Africa’ conference, and an official guest at the 2017 forum.
A former Member of Parliament (1987–1996) and Member and the Executive Council of New Zealand in the National government, Ross was Under Secretary (junior minister) Agriculture & Forestry; Cabinet Committee Industry & Commerce & Chair Select Committee Fisheries.
Subsequent to parliament, he owned equestrian facilities; was elected to local government as a councilor; consulted to several major fishing companies, was engaged by parliamentary services as adviser to Rt. Hon Winston Peters and emerged as a key figure in the Scampi Affair, which falsely alleged political corruption.
Prior to entering parliament, Ross had been 21 years in the police. Service included: detective on Regional Crime Squad and Drug Squad; 5 years Armed Offenders Squad, second in command of the infamous Red Squad, and commissioned officer in charge of police spies i.e. Criminal Intelligence Section and V.I.P. Security.