Do some research on our behavior and patterns of control over other nations and their behavior patterns. Dictating things to other countries can be done with money as easily as weapons. We rape and pillage their resources all the time through American megacorps. Nothing metaphorical about it.
Vince, you understanding of the American Indian is very weak by the way. Two words, Huron Nation.
Hardly. The word Nation is used loosely in this context, very loosely. It tries to confer status on something that truly had none, all to make those related feel good about themselves.