Do the Gods of War Really Favor Democracies?
As long as there have been gods and wars, combatants and observers alike have asked themselves whether their god(s) favored their side in an upcoming or ongoing confrontation. Usually the answer was affirmative although sometimes the oracles could be perverse in their verdicts. Of course, once the confrontation was over and one side had triumphed, a post hoc answer could always be inferred: the gods must have favored the winning side.
KeywordsRegime Type Major Power Relative Capability Benefit Calculation Democratic Political System
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