The tectonic historical event of the twentieth century was not the rise and defeat of fascism and nazism, it was not the rise and fall of the Soviet Union either, but the end of colonization with the decimation of the British Empire and the empires of other Western powers. The end of colonization spawned several new nations, some of which made great progress after the 1970s and now they command a major slice of global economy and military strength.
The woke liberals in Western countries today do not appreciate such facts of history and geopolitics. They do not appreciate that in the next five to ten years, the Western nations will be crushed by not just the collapse of their financial sector, the meltdown of their technology companies, the massive devaluation of their currencies, and the soaring inflation and unemployment which will lead to chaos in their urban areas but also the geopolitical adventurism of their former colonies which have acquired massive economic and military strength and now want to be regarded as the world’s superpower.
History repeats itself but in unexpected ways: I won’t be surprised if in the twenty-first century, many of the Western powers become colonies of those nations which were the colonies of the West in the twentieth century. The world is a hard place—just how hard it is, the woke liberals will have enough opportunity to find out in the next five to ten years.