82 In his own contributions to the Federalist essays, Hamilton said the same thing
, noting that despite the world's division into four separate political and
geographical parts, Europe had “extended her dominion over them all.”83 In
such a threatening, European-dominated neighborhood, the only way for
Americans to persuade Europe's “superior powers” to respect the Union's still-
fragile unity and independence, added Madison, was to form a strong central
government.84 Furthermore, ...