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Not anymore, but certainly during the Cold war, and who knows what the future holds?

Power, by the way, is often defined as being able to force others to do things they don't want to, which fits pretty well into your quote below.

Great powers don't face each other with motorised divisions. They use them to bully smaller, weaker states.

Bully, of course, is one oway of putting it. Influencing is another. Or reacting to the actions of other powers, be they great, small, or regional great powers.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Wed Jul 15th, 2009 at 07:10:58 AM EST
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