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Lecture: World War I and the Rise of the American Corporate State

Monday,Apr, 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for 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.

Image by Don Troiani, via Wikimedia Commons

American troops during the Champagne-Marne offensive in a forest fighting Germans.

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.


Monday,Apr, 3, 2017
3:00 pm
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