INTERNATIONAL: Who Rules the World?


"Who Rules the World?"

Opens, most auspiciously, the political New Year 1928. Not since the World War has a twelvemonth commenced with all nations so substantially at peace, with all major governments so markedly stable. While this unusual global calm prevails, it becomes possible and prudent to scan certain key nations and their great men, asking and answering a crisp, significant question: "Who rules the World?"

British Empire. The strong trend of the Dominions is toward increasingly autonomous minor-nationhood, but the Empire...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!