The profound historical insights embedded in the wonderful art of Melburnian John Lawry has lead me to the following thoughts.
The heavy weight of Penjajahan or Colonialism destroys the so called powers.
The post colonial world has not recovered yet from all of the evils which were done in the name of imperial power both to those colonised and to the colonising nations themselves.
Freedom works for people.
Tyranny works for tyrants.
Geoff Fox, 17th August, 2020, Terra Nullius