Friend or Foe

Alliance Simulation

The Scenarios

Six State Version
Friend or Foe 6 State
Seven State Version
Friend or Foe 7 State
Eight State Version
Friend or Foe 8 State

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

It is always the case that the one who is not your friend will request your neutrality, and that the one who is your friend will request your armed support.
- Machiavelli

All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
- Otto von Bismark

There are only two cases in which war is just: first, in order to resist the aggression of an enemy, and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked.
- Montesquieu

Any alliance whose purpose is not the intention to wage war is senseless and useless.
- Adolf Hitler

Close alliances with despots are never safe for free states.
- Demosthenes

An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
- Phaedrus

Alliance does not mean love, any more than war means hate.
- Francis Parker Yockey

Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
- Thomas Jefferson

It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
- George Washington

An alliance is like a chain. It is not made stronger by adding weak links to it.
- Walter Lippmann

I think that a young state, like a young virgin, should modestly stay at home, and wait the application of suitors for an alliance with her; and not run about offering her amity to all the world; and hazarding their refusal.
- Benjamin Franklin

Alliances and international organizations should be understood as opportunities for leadership and a means to expand our influence, not as constraints on our power.
- Chuck Hagel

Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
- Ambrose Bierce