If you think our tendency toward nation-building is out of control now, check out this map. It was apparently drawn sometime in 1942 as the outgrowth of FDR's "Four Freedom's" speech - an address that I used as a jumping-off point for this post.
Looking back on it, the arrogance is astounding.
It takes a little while to download, but is worth the wait. You can click to zoom in or out.
Check out bullet-point number 26.