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Old February 25 2011, 05:47 AM   #342
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Re: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts Of Empire review thread

rfmcdpei wrote: View Post
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Appeasement never works.
I agree with that, completely.
I'll be controversial and say that it depends on a case-by-case basis (what's at stake, what's plausible, what enforcement will there be of the new status quo). If there are long-standing problems that can be resolved without war and which can produce guaranteed settlements, why not?
There's a difference between appeasement and what you're describing.

What you're describing is a careful, thought-out, most likely mutually beneficial agreement/negotiation.

Appeasement, on the other hand, is the giving in to another power in the hopes that they'll accept it and not cause further trouble.
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