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But what is it about? I tried to ponder that with you upthread.

not very relevant except as a way to get popular support of ones actions.

No, not only. It also influences the reactions of other states' governments. Both synchronously, and in the future when the power balance shifts. Powers that swung around their big stick too ruthlessly not rarely earned some form of cruel revenge once weakened...

As India wants to be seen as a Great Power, India has been developing... nuclear weapons.

And, did they ain an SC seat? Or economic dominance? Or a diplomatic role in more external conflicts than before? Or even, more red carpets rolled out, other than from the now gone US neocons? Or... what projections of power are you interested in?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Jul 15th, 2009 at 12:36:00 PM EST
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