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American Hegemony has Analogy in "Gulliver's Travels"

Summary: The novel "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift is about England's colonialism and war aggression toward other nations. This is compared to the United States' militarism, with the conclusion that America's missteps are much like those of England's as portrayed in the novel.
The United States: Weapon of Mass Destruction

It seems to be general knowledge that the United States is the leader of the free world, a symbol for democracy, liberty, and justice. In Gulliver's Travels, Gulliver feels similar pride for England as a politically and socially advanced and intelligent nation; he attempts to convince the King of Borbdingnag of his country's greatness. Gulliver's efforts at such persuasion, however, only prove England's horrendous tendencies towards aggression. Present-day United States is unfortunately past-day England, each nation influencing and controlling its members and characters (respectively) to destroy.

Gulliver reaches the topic of weapons in his discussion with the King. He seeks to "ingratiate [himself] farther into his Majesty's favor" by telling him of the canon, an English invention with a "certain powder...of which the smallest spark of fire falling would kindle the whole in a moment...

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