12 aprilie 2021

What Napoleon Can Teach Us About the South China Sea

warontherocks.com

In trying to understand America’s “great power competition” with China, observers have offered a range of historical analogies. Graham Allison invoked the “Thucydides Trap,” referring to Athens and its war with Sparta, while a recent compilation asked, in reference to World War I, if a U.S.-Chinese clash could be the next great war . But perhaps the Napoleonic Wars offer a better analogy.Britain ultimately defeated Napoleon because it maintained its alliances better than France . During the [...]