Trump, Johnson and the American Commonwealth: the Anglosphere plus Japan

The next British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is going to make history as no Brit since Churchill has.  He’ll complete Brexit, and sign a free trade agreement with the U.S. that will bind the two nations as never before.  Then he and President Trump will economically and socially integrate with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Japan.  It will be the core of a new world order for the rest of the 21st century.

The Anglosphere was never enough.  For geopolitical reasons, Japan must be a founding member of the Commonwealth.  No strategy for dealing with China can do without Japan.  As a maritime nation, Japan fits in nicely with the English speaking countries.  And for cultural and religious reasons the state of Israel must be included as well.  The holy places of Christendom must be protected.

Other nations can be allies and associates of the Commonwealth.  The entire western hemisphere is naturally a part of this new world order.  India, South Korea, Vietnam, and other non-Moslem countries will also be welcome.  Islamic states, with their authoritarianism, misogyny, and aggression, will not be.

Donald Trump is a confirmed Anglophile.  His Scottish mother saw to that.  Joining with the UK to create the Commonwealth will give him great satisfaction. and secure his place in history.   In his second term he can host a summit meeting of the leaders of the Commonwealth, and memorialize its founding.

These are my predictions.  The next few years will bear them out, or not.  It will be fun to watch.  I call the resulting combination of nations the American Commonwealth, but if that name offends the nationalist sentiments of other members it can be called something else.  In a nod to Orwell, it could be the Commonwealth of Oceania.

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