I predict that even if the Kwa were able to navigate the waters of the coming Great Depression without warfare, their nation would not recover in a thousand years. War provides the only hope they will ever have of boosting their nation back to productivity. All other options result in third world living conditions for them, forever, with no hope of ever restoring their former glory.
In previous wars, America oversaw the destruction of their economic competitors and then the benefit of abducting the best scientists, engineers, artisans and innovators that Germany had. There is no such miracle waiting in their future now. There is no magic get-out-of-the-jail-we-built-for-ourselves card waiting in the stack for them to draw.
It's obvious why they are obsessed with "reality" shows in the Kwanstain. It's an escape from reality for them.