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 == Leagues and Hegemonies == == Leagues and Hegemonies ==
  
-Greece has no national government and has never been unified. Power at a national level is wielded by the strongest and most influential poleis which build leagues around themselves. This formal alliance of poleis binds them to mutual defence and free trade. Leagues are formed over the long term to build trade or to contain the spread of a competing league but short-term leagues may form to fight a war with specific aims. Mostly ​ they coalesce around a single powerful polis trying to spread its power, and these leagues can be very one-sided. However, leagues may involve a number of small poleis banding together to protect themselves from the bigger powers and these leagues are more balanced.+Greece has no national government and has never been unified. Power at a national level is wielded by the strongest and most influential poleis which build leagues around themselves. This formal alliance of poleis binds them to mutual defence and free trade. Leagues are formed over the long term to build trade or to contain the spread of a competing league but short-term leagues may form to fight a war with specific aims. Mostly they coalesce around a single powerful polis trying to spread its power, and these leagues can be very one-sided. However, leagues may involve a number of small poleis banding together to protect themselves from the bigger powers and these leagues are more balanced.
  
 The nearest Greece ever comes to a national government is when a league spreads over most of the country. This is a hegemony and may appear in many forms. The Spartan Hegemony was built by victories and held together by force. Currently Athens and Thebes are competing to dominate a cultural hegemony built by wealth and held together by more ephemeral links. Instead of occupying cities with garrisons they fill them with merchants and artists spreading Athenian or Thebian ideas over all Greece. The nearest Greece ever comes to a national government is when a league spreads over most of the country. This is a hegemony and may appear in many forms. The Spartan Hegemony was built by victories and held together by force. Currently Athens and Thebes are competing to dominate a cultural hegemony built by wealth and held together by more ephemeral links. Instead of occupying cities with garrisons they fill them with merchants and artists spreading Athenian or Thebian ideas over all Greece.
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