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The Rise of History’s Biggest Empire

According to David Vine, author of Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (American Empire Project), the USA maintains approximate 800 military bases in more than 70 countries and territories abroad; see Vine’s maps for these base locations in 2015. And this does not include the military bases within the borders of the United States.

Politico has a colorful map showing military bases and lily pads (military base locations with less than 200 personnel).

It may not be politically correct to call it empire, but Abby Martin’s 2015 documentary refers to it as “The Rise of History’s Biggest Empire.

Journalist Abby Martin is creator of The Empire Files  and founder of , Her Twitter account proudly proclaims that she was “accused by US govt of fomenting ‘radical discontent’ at RT’s

The Empire Files “explores the U.S. Empire, its rise to world hegemony and its impact on people and the planet… recording a world shaped by war & inequality.”

The Empire Files can be heard on new North State radio station KFOI 90.9 fm. Videos can be watched on TheEmpireFiles.tv or YouTube. You can also find some content from The Empire Files at TheRealNews.com. Or you can listen free to podcast episodes of The Empire Files on SoundCloud.

This 25 minute YouTube video traces “the rise the U.S. Empire to world hegemony and its impact on people and the planet.”

Find out more on the subject from the series of books referred to as The American Empire Project.