Published on 23 Nov 2016America grew from a colony to a superpower in 200 years.Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at Correction: Cuba seceded from the US in 1902. With over 800 military bases around the globe, the US is easily the most powerful nation on earth. But it wasn't always this way. The US once played an insignificant role in global affairs. In this 8-minute video, you can see the transformation. Military budget data: US foreign bases based on David Vine's book, "Base Nation" Troop numbers: "Total Military Personnel and Dependent End Strength By Service, Regional Area, and Country". Defense Manpower Data Center. November 7, 2016.Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out Check out our full video catalog: Follow Vox on Twitter: Or on Facebook: . (Rather than one or the other!) 2 - a games console PS4 or XBox will do (for the toddlers obviously!) 3 - a remote control quadcopter with live streaming 4 - a holiday somewhere nice 5 - a pack of sweets - have to have one realistic option I suppose!. A LOT OF CANDY with Raffaello & Barni Подпишитесь на мой канал http://bit.ly/2CRlonN Смотрите видео все больше и .