Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Fast Track To National Sovereignty

Grondplan citadel Lille.JPG
"Grondplan citadel Lille" by Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.

Vauban's star shaped citadel marks the height of fortifications. Improvements in artillery caused problems for fortresses, but it was air power that ultimately ended the game. But Vox Day has called the end of air supremacy, thanks to laser cannons.

It is an increasingly plausible scenario were the disaffected can go off, find easily defensible land, put in fortifications, and run things as they see fit.

Of course, the real sovereignty, the sort that keeps the USG from camping in your land, is nuclear arms. It is considerably expensive to fund a nuclear program, but it may be cheaper than trying to win national elections. This is where USG policy switches from invasion to ridicule. Being ridiculed is annoying, but it is better being Russia, or even North Korea, rather than Iraq or Libya.

Predictably, nations that feel threatened by other nations try to get the bomb.

What about voters?

1 comment:

Nathaniel said...

I was going to say "didn't help Ukraine", but I see they gave all theirs to Russia.