How paradoxical (to think) that one of the main reasons why powerful [states] have been maintaining and developing nuclear weapons is simply because, they want peace - its preservation. After all, peace is also understood as the ability to preserve one’s interest without a perceived conflict from the other. Therefore, to show to the world that their countries have nuclear arsenal is an indirect admission that peace remains elusive or a moving target; an illusory (in a more radical conclusion). If not, attaining or preserving peace is only visible through a display of power. Resorting to such kind of nation identity build-up only entails further degradation of one’s national identity, because it only ends – remains - as spectacle.Of course, other factors enter into picture (economic maybe); such as war engagement as a form of business strategy. This leads to the second point, these well-recognized powerful nations in terms of military capabilities have also the ability to manipulate…
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