How did the United States go from being a mere hemispheric power in 1914 to a world-widesuper power after World War II?This book, The United States of Empire-The Passing of theMantle from the United Kingdom to the United States, details the rise of an up-and-coming lightweight on the global scene to becoming the ruling heavy weight. It looks at the fact that before1914 United Kingdom ruled the waves and was the Empire where the sun never set. Aftertwo world wars, the United Kingdom was broke and the empire was breaking up. It was left tothe former colony of the United Kingdom, the country that was the deciding factor in both worldwars, United States, to back down and defeat the Soviet Union. After World War II the ColdWar waxed and waned, but when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the United States was leftstanding as the worlds sole superpower. In a pre-politically correct era, it would be calledwhat in fact it has become, The United States of Empire.