In November 1968, Mao expressed his views on world unification to the Australian Maoist leader Hill, saying that "In my opinion, the world nees to be unified... In the past, many, including the Mongols, the Romans... Alexandar the Great, Napolean, and the British Empre, wanted to rule the world. Both the U.S. and the Soviet Union want to unify the world. Hitler wanted to unify the world... but they all failed... In my view, the world can be unified."