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Cynic_999 Silver badge

Trade control ends up weakening control

It is impossible to withhold technology from a country that has the capability of reproducing that technology. If you refuse to sell it, it will be leaked or reverse-engineered sooner rather than later - you are just encouraging the country to become self-sufficient. Then you end up not only losing control of the technology and knowledge of how much the country in question is using, but you create a competitor in the World market.

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