Greatness. It was candidate Donald Trump’s central promise: He would Make America Great Again, or #MAGA for short.
But how does a nation achieve greatness? The expansion of territory, influence and power is a good historic measure of a nation’s drive toward greatness.
In the early 21st century, there are many nations actively seeking to achieve greatness. America, however, may be taking a breather.
Today, large and powerful countries are striving to achieve a greatness that was previously unattainable. Once the United States began to retrench, however, and norms governing world order, borders and sovereignty were no longer respected, the rules of the global game changed. Read more.