Destined for War, Can America and the China escape the ‘Thucydides’ trap*? Graham Allison.
An informative and chilling read, somewhat summarised as early as page 24/364 in “China is sucking the Southeast Asian countries into their economic system because of the vast market and growing purchasing power. Japan and South Korea will inevitably be sucked in as well stop. It just absorbs countries without having to use force….. China’s growing economic sway will be very difficult to fight, or in the Chinese version of the golden rule: he who has the gold, rules. Whilst Australia wasn’t mentioned, it is clear we are experiencing that not just right now but have for some time! *‘Thucydides’ – an apparent tendency towards war when an emerging power threatens to displace an existing great power as the international hegemon.