Absolute and Relative Advantages in War Between China and America

Why large-scale war will not happen

What is the Use of Military Force?

“War is the continuation of politics by other means.”

— Carl von Clausewitz

Example from Vietnam

Chinese Strategic Bearing

Absolute vs. Relative Advantage

Time is on China’s Side

Blocking Bets and Spoiler Attacks

Historical Chinese Actions

Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979

Korean War in Early-1950s

Ming Dynasty Treasure Expeditions

Comparison of a Chinese treasure ship to one of Columbus’s ships — Lars Plougmann/CC BY-SA 2.0/Flickr

Thus, it would appear that there is not much danger for a large military conflict between China and America since relative advantages matter more than absolute advantages.

AI/full-stack software engineer | trader/investor/entrepreneur | physics phd

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