By William Woodruff
This publication investigates the key alterations in international background and international economic system up to now years and explains to what quantity global forces were chargeable for shaping either previous and current. Its underlying subject is the fight for energy within which, because the 16th century, the West has prevailed. the various difficulties of the modern global - together with terrorism - are the legacy of the interval of Western domination. till the increase of the West, and its incomparable influence on each department of human task, the centre of the realm has been in Asia. through the 19th century international energy was once firmly within the fingers of the West. America's later upward push to international prestige used to be caused by means of the 2 global wars. the main favourite of the Western countries, the U.S. is now blamed for all of the excesses of an past colonial age.