Imperial World

“What would remain of the Entente if it took seriously the rights of self-determination and let go of the leash?” asks this German propaganda map from the final year of the first world war, 1918. It portrays the Allies as hypocrites for opposing German imperialism while having colonies themselves – here represented by animals on leashes. Not that it’s entirely accurate: Texas and Florida are portrayed as American colonies even though they were full states.

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