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Flora Vo Poli 150 Kiyoung Chang Paper 4 The Prisoner’s Dilemma employs game theory to explain the actions of players presented with different choices. Analysis of this game illustrates that nations choose to build up military power defensively for security. In the early twentieth century, Great Britain and Germany chose to accumulate military power, which resulted in an arms race and World War I, but each nation stumbled to this disastrous conclusion unwillingly as a result of a security dilemma. In a simple game with two players and two choices, there are four outcomes. In history, let the players be Great Britain and Germany and let their choices be to build or not to build weapons. The four outcomes would be for Great Britain to build and Germany to not build (bn), for both to not build (nn), for both to build (bb), and for Great Britain to not build and Germany to build (nb). Not building weapons (nn) is preferred over building weapons (bb) since the money dedicated to military expenditures would be better spent on other projects such as health
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