Thucydides' Trap

Thucydides’ Trap and China

Of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides wrote: “It was the rise of Athens, and the fear that this instilled in Sparta, that made war inevitable.” Over the last 500 years of history, there have been no less than sixteen cases where a similar situation arose; that of a nation rising in power and influence, thus threatening …

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