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Praetorianus June 12th, 2017 4:59am

Inspired by ScenarioNations: again, two small countries are at war, one a democracy, the other a dictatorship. Dictator Abu Ben Saud asks the US for military aid, pointing out they have oil and will sell cheap as a payback if they win with US aid.

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Ebola1 Florida
06/12/17 2:58 pm

We have plenty of oil right here in the US.

chinito Florida
06/16/17 4:52 am

Exactly. The correct answer is:

C) Become energy independent and then decide which side we take (if any).

Carcano Luke 10 19
06/12/17 3:01 am

Send aid. It benefits us.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
06/12/17 3:29 am

Yep. It's called realpolitik 😉

Praetorianus Fair enough.
06/11/17 11:48 pm

An overwhelming majority says so, then why did we engage many times in the middle East war theater?
Irak vs Kuwait was a similar situation.

Mackinaw Wolverine State, est.1837
06/12/17 12:36 am

I was looking at the question as what we *should* do, not what we *would* do. I would say we probably would help the dictator, even though we should stay out entirely.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
06/11/17 10:02 pm

Depends on the leader - not every dictator is cruel. If he doesn't commit gross human rights violations, it could be a deal.