Mapping Modernity

17. United Bases of America

23 October 2023

United States as (sole) world power

For years there has been a prevailing perception among politicians, experts, and journalists that the era of the United States as a global superpower is waning. China has emerged as a prominent new global player, and the world is shifting towards a multipolar state system. As of now, the United States remains the only nation with the capacity for military intervention anywhere on the planet and maintains military bases throughout the world.

R. Johnson, United Bases of America, a map showing U.S. military bases across the planet, s.p. 2015.