03-26-2014 06:23 AM
Re: The Dakota 38
no, not in the sense that they envisioned conquering north america. in the sense that they envisioned keeping us out of the western Pacific until they had secured the resources they needed. its silly to think that the only reason nations go to war is because one side is weak. not the Greeks and Persians, not Rome and Carthage, not Germany and the USSR. its generally about resources, and greviances. your not likely to be attacked if you're the most powerful, sure, but bending the most powerful is fleeting and it tends to create allot of enemies that wish to encourage your downfall. as Jackie Gleason said on the honeymooners 'you better be nice to those you see as you climb the ladder, cause you're gonna see the same ones on the way back down'.