Whose legs were then spread around the world

from Kanye West (Ft. Gil Scott-Heron) – Who Will Survive in America Lyrics on Rap Genius


This line is referring to Great Britain (Mother Country) “whose legs were spread around the world”, Great Britain was the largest empire in the world at this time having bases or colonies on every continent, save Antarctica. Around the world is the key phrase that gives this away. The next line illustrates the second part of this “dastardly duo” that led to the birthing of America.

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