Ah that makes more sense. My apology. In regards to "preventive wars" I think your assumptions are in error. Initiative can make a huge difference especially if one lacks space to operate in. Of course in the situation you are talking about there is a real question as to whether or not it was defensive space that was desired or just space. I'm sure there were some "good guys" in Eastern Europe in the aftermath of WWI but I don't think many if any made it to the top leadership positions. My impression is that you need a score card not for keeping track of the players but for keeping track of the sides there.