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The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
~ William Mckinley

 

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The reluctant obedience of distant provinces generally costs more than it [The Territory] is worth. Empires which branch out widely are often more flourishing for a little timely pruning.
~ Thomas B. Macaulay

 

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There is no human failure greater than to launch a profoundly important endeavor and then leave it half done. This is what the West has done with its colonial system. It shook all the societies in the world loose from their old moorings. But it seems indifferent whether or not they reach safe harbor in the end.
~ Dame Barbara Ward

 

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To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers, but extremely fit for a nation that is governed by shopkeepers.
~ Adam Smith

 

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To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

 

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We must annex those people. We can afflict them with our wise and beneficent government. We can introduce the novelty of thieves, all the way up from street-car pickpockets to municipal robbers and Government defaulters, and show them how amusing it is to arrest them and try them and then turn them loose -- some for cash and some for ''political influence.'' We can make them ashamed of their simple and primitive justice. We can make that little bunch of sleepy islands the hottest corner on earth, and array it in the moral splendor of our high and holy civilization. Annexation is what the poor islanders need. ''Shall we to men benighted, the lamp of life deny?''
~ Mark Twain

 

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We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind.
~ Sir John Robert Seeley

 

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Without the Empire we should be tossed like a cork in the cross current of world politics. It is at once our sword and our shield.
~ William Morris Hughes

 

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