WWI and the Corporate State

06 Mar 2017

On Monday, April 3, 2017, we hosted a lecture to commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the First World War.

Decisive Day: April 6, 1917. A day of greater significance than December 7, 1941 or September 11, 2001. For on this day, Congress codified the fact that America was a Global Power. The Grand Republic would be changed forever as it took its place on the world stage, irrevocably altering the global balance of power. By 1917, a changing of the guard was apparent: The decline of the British and French colonial empires, with the resulting void filled by Pax Americana; an evolution that would see to the demise of the Republic and the rise of the American Corporate State.

About the Presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

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