The appeasement of aggression may be arguably used in order to gain time for conflict resolution, but may only serves to permit and encourage further acts of aggression from the aggressor. Historical events such as the 1938 Czech crisis and the ongoing Bosnian crisis demonstrate this clearly. Should a pattern of continued aggression over a willingness for conflict resolution emerge, then the aggressor should be singled out and pressed by force if necessary to stop their aggressive acts. This could be followed by an enforced and lasting cease-fire, and the negotiation of a fair settlement.
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