For centuries, the development and sustenance of human civilization was heavily determined by abilities to exploit agriculture towards the maintenance of food security. The British Empire secured its hegemony based on its capacities to colonialize far way lands and turning them into food baskets. This secured food security for its populations in England and surpluses enabled it boast political authority over other European countries. Conversely, the U.S. was able to achieve political power as well as military might as the first food regime commandeered by Great Britain slowly became overshadowed by America’s export oriented agricultural sector. This empowered it to stand in a position where previously unshakeable European powers were indebted to it by reason for their demand of various agricultural products. This paper seeks to describe how certain agricultural products resulted in the historical processes that affected each food regime in a distinct manner.
Great Britain’s hegemon
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