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  •  We've usually been far stronger than our enemy (1+ / 0-)
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    Jerome a Paris

    Either collectively as NATO, the Allied Powers, etc., or individually as empires: the Spanish Empire, the British Empire, the American Empire, etc.

    When you have such an overwhelming advantage of numbers, firepower, technology, etc. things like strategy - which no doubt originated as asymmetric warfare by a weaker power against a stronger power - fall by the wayside. You get used to winning with brute force, and when someone refuses to wage that kind of war, when someone refuses to let you bring your strengths to bear against them, you're screwed.

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