Cultural diffusion has worked very well in the past centuries. Why not make use of it here and now??
Upon conquering a foreign Capitol, Egyptians used to take possession of the children of the ruling monarch, and return with them to Memphis. They would leave the sitting monarch in power, but placated, for fear of their children's welfare. Once the monarch was old and weak, their children were returned, having received a thorough Egyptian education. This way, the lineage of the monarchs wasn't interrupted, but a pro-Egyptian leaning was created in a short time.
Romans did a similar thing, kidnapping barbarians as slaves, educating them and their children in the ways of Rome, and returning them to head up Roman settlements and regional military forces.
Christians usurped pagan holidays as a means of converting the heathen. Let them celebrate on the same day, just with the new faith.. You didn't think that the Christmas Tree and Easter Bunny had anyting to do with Jesus, did you?
The Colonial Brits have been bringing Indian children to the UK to be 'civilized' and exporting their educational and military systems to all corners of the globe.
Soviets did this too, by requiring all children in the Eastern Bloc states to learn Russian from the 4th grade up.
Americans have also been doing it for decades, unless you think that McDonalds, Levi's and EuroDisney do not spread American culture and American values while profitting from the French, German, Italian and wherever else they have a franchise.
This is a brilliant maneuver on part of the US.. After the Arab girls and boys get a few years of Britney in a Burka, singing "I'm a Slave 4 U (SA)" and Eminem screaming "Will the Real bin Laden Please Stand UP!" they'll prefer speaking English to their own language.. They'll eat burgers during Ramadan, sneak Marlboros on their pilgrimage to Mecca and gladly let us have all the cheap oil we want, so long as we keep pumping their minds full of Jackass, Real World and Allah only knows what other crap..
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