He who controls the sea, controls all. Were the philosophers right? The dominance of England's Royal Navy, and later, the supremacy of the American military over the world's oceans and the "sea" of outer space, has guaranteed the ubiquity of the English language throughout the globe. This historical series examines the relationship between military strength and modern technology when matched with nationalistic ambitions. All five episodes─"Britain Arises," "The 18th Century," "Pax Britannica: The British Peace," "Changing the Guard," and "Space, The Great Commons"─are presented in a two-disc set. 5 hrs. total. Soundtrack: English.