chapter  12
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McPOL has only an abstract example of a goal hierarchy and inference rule system. In it, the United States wants to stop Russia from taking over the world, and its subgoals are simply that the United States be strong and Russia be weak. Russia's goal hierarchy is a mirror image of the one for the United States. The real POLITICS system has much more complex goal trees for both sides. Furthermore, POLITICS has a lot of knowledge about different political entities (it has to, in order to deal with real headlines). McPOL knows nothing more than that the United States and Russia are enemies.