Empire of the City
The Vatican Bank founded the Bank of England. The Bank of England founded the Federal Reserve.
The Vatican Bank is situate in Vatican City, a city-state in Italy but not of Italy — an independent city-state in its own right.
The Bank of England is situate in the City of London, a city-state in England but not of England — an independent city-state in its own right.
The Federal Reserve is situate in Washington DC, a city-state in the United States but not of the United States — an independent city-state in its own right.
None of these city states are under the jurisdiction of their ‘hosting’ nations; but the founding links between the three remain and the triumvirate is sometimes called the Empire of the City. This empire is still controlled by its founding fathers, the world’s bankers.
The Vatican holds spiritual sway over the greater part of the world. The City of London controls the world’s finances; and Washington DC provides its military might.
The territories of the Empire of the City is greater than you might think. The City of London is the ‘Crown’. Crown colonies has never referred to colonies belonging to the English royal family or the British nation; it is a brand name for territories belonging to the City of London. These territories house the ‘off-shore’ banking facilities used by the Empire of the City for tax evasion and money laundering. Technically, Washington DC is still a Crown territory.
Effectively, it is the Empire of the City that rules the world and owns its resources.
I mention this just in case you might be wondering what the Occupy Movement is all about.