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China has the biggest hydroelectric dam in the world, I think they will be just fine (though I'm not sure it does pumped hydro - they probably don't bother).

I think the point was that China would take advantage of the energy weakness of other countries during the winter somehow.

Ironically that is /really/ obsolete thinking. Pax atomica says hi for one.

Nitroglycerin will make war too horrible to fight.

Wonder where I've heard that before.

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