Leaked Chinese Memo Warns Of “Thucydides Trap” With US, “War Is Unavoidable” | Zero Hedge

The Japan Times reports that the authors of the documents argue that “strong military might is important for a country to grow from being big to being strong,” and that the US, Russia and Japan are examples of this, and would avoid the “Thucydides Trap” – a deadly competition between superpowers first identified by anicient Greek historian Thucydides who explained: “It was the rise of Athens and the fear that this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable.”

China believes that Military reforms, therefore, are a significant “turning point” for any given emerging country to “overtake a slower vehicle on a curve,” says the document – referring to the United States is in decline.

via Leaked Chinese Memo Warns Of “Thucydides Trap” With US, “War Is Unavoidable” | Zero Hedge