Want to avoid a confrontation? Prevent a fight? Just surrender your position. They'll be gracious, right?
Be sure that the other side isn't about to give up their decades-long or centuries-long fight against the American giant that has thwarted them for so long. Also, if once they win, they will NOT suddenly adopt a kindly, merciful philosophy - - that they denied to their own people - - for those that frustrated and embarrassed them as their Communist or Jihadist regimes collapsed or ate each other while we prospered in happy freedom.
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But... it CAN'T happen here, right?
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