DO THE MATH

It's just math. Addition, Subtraction, Division, Multiplication.

In geopolitical terms: Enhancing, Destroying, Dividing & Increasing.

Here we examine the essential differences in the foreign policies of the world’s great powers.
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Four fundamental elements:

Accumulation, Reduction, Division & Multiplication as they relate to geopolitical Enhancing, Destroying, Dividing & Increasing.

What are our terms of reference?

See below.
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(ADD) ‘Accumulation’ -> Enhancing.

‘Accumulation’: Assistance.

Delivering additional positive political, material or social aspects/facilities etc.

A great power delivering these in ways generating stability contributes to world peace.
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(SUBTRACT) ‘Reduction’ - Destroying.

‘Reduction’: A reduction in positive political, material or social aspects/facilities etc.

A great power causing these creates degrees of instability that detracts from world peace.
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(DIVIDE)

‘Dividing’: Separating people, one from another using propaganda & other similarly divisive means.

A great power creating these divisions is generating instability that detracts from world peace.
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(MULTIPLY) ‘Multiplication’

‘Multiplication’: Increasing diverse social aspects & activities that create stability & peace.

A great power delivering these in ways that generate stability is contributing to world peace.
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What are the essential foreign policies of the great powers in respect of the actions above?

Which powers are acting to add to & enhance these?

Which powers subtract from them?

Which powers multiply positive factors?

And which divide?
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China.

China is active in Africa, The Americas, Asia, Europe & Oceania.

This investment is with no overt geopolitical strings attached.

To fully grasp the degree of global Chinese investment read the article below.

chinapower.csis.org/china-foreign-…
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China is adding to the viability of many nations worldwide, strengthening economies, improving infrastructure & delivering an enhanced way of life to populations.

It is multiplying the avenues to a better life & encouraging stability & peace.
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China is not seeking to reduce the functioning or social cohesion within any foreign nation with which it interacts.

China is not seeking to modify, convert or destroy the governmental systems of any nation.

China primarily seeks stability & peaceful coexistence.
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China is motivated by a desire to increase trade, find new sources of materials it needs & to enhance relations between it & others for mutual benefit.

China is motivated to always enhance stability & to create ever more favorable conditions in which to do business.
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Russia.

Russia, like China has no ambition to reduce the functioning/infrastructure or social cohesion of any nation with which it interacts.

Like China Russia is not seeking to convert or destroy the governmental systems of any nation.

Russia wishes peace.
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Russia wishes to increase trade, establish & enhance relationships, multiply connections & encourage stability.

Russia wants to build a solid business platform for all nations to enable greater growth & forward progress.

Russia desires peace above all else.
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USA.

The USA might claim to add beneficial political, material or social aspects/facilities/enhancements to other nations through @USAID or NGO’s such as The National Endowment for Democracy.

However these all come with many strings attached.
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The USA far too often acts to reduce or destroy the governmental systems of other nations.

Through entities like the @CIA it divides populations in an attempt to destroy governments it wishes to remove.

It then substitutes its own systems.
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The USA has destroyed the infrastructure of several Middle Eastern nations in recent times & divided populations creating instability & rise of terrorist groups like ISIS.

Those nations attacked are reduced in stability & potential for peace.
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The USA demands nations conform to its wishes.

When they refuse it uses various methods to force them to comply.

It largely refrains from the use of diplomacy to reach a compromise/enhance understanding but instead invariably issues threats.
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US presidents have a strong tendency to present situations as ‘Them & Us’ with little or no common ground between.

This can be seen currently in respect of US relations with Venezuela, Iran, Cuba & others.

The urge to divide & rule prevails.
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Does the above add up?

Or does it multiply existing confusion?

Is it too black & white in its descriptions & therefore serves only to divide?

Or does it enhance & increase comprehension / understanding?

We leave it up to you to do the math.
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