We tend to live firmly in the now – the way things are at the moment is the way most of us assume they always have been, and always will be.
But as they say, the only constant is change. A hundred and fifty years ago, the Britisah Empire was ascendant, and the US was a regional power fighting over slavery.
The Romans had their time, as did the Greeks, and empires have waxed and waned throughout history.
So Let’s fast-forward 100 years – do we still have mostly the same countries on the globe? Which countries no longer exist, which ones have merged, and which ones are new, and why? And which country is the dominant player, or is there one?