Is it possible for any powerful country not to be imperialistic, regardless of whether it has a democracy or not?
Right but you seem confrontational toward Russia but not to China when both are evil empires. I don’t think the USA confronting these powers is America being an empire it’s a rejection of isolationism. To underestimate china just to express white guilt is a reverse of what happened in ww2 which was caused by racism instead of guilt of racism a complete over correction if you ask me. America should protect willing democracy’s that want our help that is not an empire.
The Romans copied the spartan system of government and created an empire just fine. Senatorial oligarchy in the context of the ancient world is very close to a democracy in the Athenian model in the sense executive power was distributed and elections were made in closed assembly.
The only difference is you are necessarily rich/landowner to participate which is kind of the case in the US.
why are you americans so on greece man, it has been 2000 years already
if sparta and athen are china and USA, who would be persia?
Nice to hear something about the Greeks
Is it ok for China to try to be an empire with their threats to invade Taiwan? Is it bad that China threaten to use nuclear weapons on Japan? Is it bad that China threaten it's naibors? Is it bad that China is literally doing genocide to the Muslims in the west region of China while the world does nothing once again? Idk why people always give the U.S. criticism, but never any other nation the same amount, especially the CCP that is way more immoral in it's own history than the U.S. in comparison.
Why is it bad for a democracy to attempt to be an empire, or in America's case, have some features of empire?
oh yeah. Oh yeah that Infamous mistreating. I remember taking a polphil class and the instructor was German and he would constantly repeating Allison's misreading he would read the Greek and then he would be given a translation
After doing that he would ask the students to give a summary of his arguments and every time someone would say: that it was about the rising power threatening the existence of hegemonic power
what is it with americans and their obsession with greece and rome?
Unfortunately, people missquote classics as a matter of point.
Graham Allison in the Atlantic: “The defining question about global order for this generation is whether China and the United States can escape Thucydides’s Trap. The Greek historian’s metaphor reminds us of the attendant dangers when a rising power rivals a ruling power—as Athens challenged Sparta in ancient Greece, or as Germany did Britain a century ago. Most such contests have ended badly, often for both nations, a team of mine at the Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has concluded after analyzing the historical record. In 12 of 16 cases over the past 500 years, the result was war. When the parties avoided war, it required huge, painful adjustments in attitudes and actions on the part of not just the challenger but also the challenged.
War, however, is not inevitable. Four of the 16 cases in our review did not end in bloodshed. Those successes, as well as the failures, offer pertinent lessons for today’s world leaders. Escaping the Trap requires tremendous effort. As Xi Jinping himself said during a visit to Seattle on Tuesday, “There is no such thing as the so-called Thucydides Trap in the world. But should major countries time and again make the mistakes of strategic miscalculation, they might create such traps for themselves.”
When you hear him say "You guys know..." You know he's about to go in.
"Democracy trying to be an empire is a bad think" why nobody say this more often
City-state of Athens