(1) It is striking how exactly this coincided with the end of the world hegemony of British imperialism.(2) The almighty dollar, which at one time served as a tool of hegemony , is not as viable a tool at present.(3) Yet, while imperialism has generally withered, other forms of domination or hegemony have arisen.(4) Germany was united under Prussian hegemony after 1871(5) In the east, the seventh-century crisis similarly undermined aristocratic hegemony .(6) At a cultural level, there are signs that the bourgeois hegemony is being challenged by our taste for the tasteless.(7) The ruling classes in Europe and Japan are far less willing to accept US hegemony .(8) It has no basis in anything other than the social reality its hegemony constructs.(9) Nevertheless its defeat was a massive blow to US hegemony in the region.(10) American hegemony in defence will, however, remain unchallenged for as long ahead as can be contemplated.(11) In the power politics of this struggle for hegemony , the new cold war is not much different from the old cold war.(12) The problem for the ruling class is how to reassert such hegemony .(13) Will Europe ever get a clue, or will they just kowtow to U.S. hegemony ?(14) In its early years it was seen by the Soviet Union as an instrument of Western hegemony .(15) On the military level, it is much more difficult for Europe to challenge American hegemony .(16) It is not a battle for territorial domination, ideological supremacy or economic hegemony .