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[–]unagisongsBurn down Reddit! 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Ah, the graveyard of empires is on the hunt.

[–]RandomCollection[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Maybe. China seems too smart to be pulled into invade. They are using diplomacy and offering a carrot.

[–]unagisongsBurn down Reddit! 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Intelligence and hubris combine are a deadly concoction from which many empires have drank deeply in central Asia.

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https://archive.ph/ly7YZ

The difference is that China is offering carrots at all. The US rarely ever offers real carrots.