Space in international relations: do states need to expand?
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations
People's Friendship University of Russia
16 - 21
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On the time been the prestige factor and the symbolic significance of territory, as well as the idea of violence to realize national destiny and self-renovation, have played significant role in state expansionism. The same role political ambitions and economic benefits have played. Nowadays the greatness of the state means not aggression, but the high living standards, intellectual and moral qualities that its citizens have.