Reprise: The Six Year Old Child Principle of War and International Relations

This was originally an RPG Blog Carnival riff from March 13, 2009, posted as a follow-up to a post on who might be backing a war.
To understand most of the causes of war, you must understand one fact: Countries, kingdoms and the various other entities of governance will, as a unit, behave [...]

The Generic Villain on Conquest: War and Allies

The short version of the perennial ally question, whether you’re obsessed with that whole sole power thing or not, is that having allies is useful. They’re good for covering your fronts, particularly if you share a border, or for making your enemy worry about his, if you’re on different borders. They might know something you [...]