I am watching hardball right now and John Macaine is being interviewed...a man I like... and he has made a statement that I have been hearing from the present US administration quite a lot.. that is.
"Democracies do not tend attack other countries".
Is this true ? after all the US has attacked a few.. I am using the US as it is the the country saying it and the most recent example and to non democratic nations the USA probably seems very hostile indeed.
Is it also true that a country that is not a democracy will be more likely to be hostile? after all there are many that are not.
Of course there is no set rule and and every argument for has a equal argument against.
This is not a pro or anti spread of democracy thread, it is about dangerous nations based on being one or the other.