Most of them, I’d say. Commitments to alliances and global organisations, for example, will override purely nationalistic factors.

Australia, for example, didn’t hesitate to dive into both world wars.

A nation may be full of pride in itself, but acknowledging that others are more powerful, or better at some things, is simple acceptance of reality.

Diplomacy is not a zero-sum game. Working with other nations can benefit all.


Britni Pepper has always enjoyed telling stories. About people, places and pleasures.

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