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A collectively each side would have been better off

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A: Collectively, each side would have been better off if both had fewer weapons, but each side had an incentive to defect 18.) Why does accountability reduce the likelihood of democracies going to war? A: Through elections, voters will remove leaders who start imprudent wars 19.) Why might an alliance entrap a state? A: An ally might take advantage of the state’s pledge to come to its defense and make riskier demands of their mutual enemy 20.) What are collective security organizations? A: Institutions that provide group responses to acts of aggression 21.) What is an example of an interstate war? A: Two governments fighting each other, where several thousand soldiers have died on the battlefield 22.) Why are rebel groups reluctant to lay down their arms for peace? A: They cannot be sure that the government will continue to abide by the deal once they are disarmed 23.) Same question as #16 24.) According to Crawford, just war theory does not A: provide a checklist of dos and don’ts 25.) Cooperation is A: a type of interaction involving two or more actors working together to achieve some outcome they prefer 26.) Why do states use brinksmanship? A: States can signal a high level of resolve by making a threat that appears likely to trigger extraordinary costs 27.) Which of the following is an example of tying hands? A: An elected leader publicly promising war if an adversary does not back down
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