An empire is a proselytizing entity. Its primary aim is not to wage wars. It is not to exercise dictatorial control over other nations. It is to proselytize other nations—get them to adopt the empire’s language, religion, cultural values, and economic systems.
The British Empire was a successful empire, since it managed to get a large number of countries to adopt its language, its religion, and some aspects of its culture and economy. The American Empire, which has been built on the foundation of the British Empire, is an utter disaster because in most places where the Americans have gone, they have antagonized the masses and turned them against the West. Even though the Soviet Union fell in 1991, it was a successful empire—it managed to get a large number of countries, including Western ones, to adopt a socialist culture.
In the twenty-first century, America, Britain, and other Western countries are being targeted for proselytization by several non-Western empires. The West will lose this battle.