Why Empires Succeed and Last

The most interesting and disturbing aspect of imperialism is that Empires are very effective transmitters of information. Modern philosophers like Cesar A. Hidalgo attribute the success of our civilization to the increasing complexity of information.

That theory explains why empires have often endured and succeeded, they are very good at transmitting information. The tongue of the British Empire, English is now the universal language of technology, sports, commerce, law, diplomacy, popular culture, and increasingly politics. Football or soccer; the pastime of British Imperial soldiers, is now the world’s game.

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