Political & Cultural Invasion by Salim Frederick. History has shown that the strength of empire has been built on many things such as powerful armies, efficient administration, economic prosperity and good leadership. However, one of empire’s more indiscernible means of consolidation lies with its culture. Culture governs the prevailing art, architecture, language, education, law, and philosophy of life – as well as dress sense, culinary preferences, manners and moral codes. The Greek, Roman and British Empires have shown that taking control of the predominant culture facilitates taking control of the hearts and minds of the subjects. The more recent example, of the American popular culture, has shown that the dissemination of a culture is still a significant strategy for consolidating newly conquered regions. Moreover, the ubiquitous culture Americana has served the US in much more than a mere reinforcement capacity. The export of plastic pop culture is now used to create new openings on previously untrodden territory.