Ok, I have a hypothetical situation (and this has absolutely nothng to do with current, or historical, events). An Orthodox country exists with a powerful army. Another state, regardless of internal affairs, is attacking other states simply for monetary gain, assertion of power, and pride. Is there any precedent or Patristic opinion that exists on this matter in regards to what should be done?
Second, assume that same state is not attacking others, but their leader has abondoned them. Is it right/wrong for the Orthodox state to confiscate the property/money of the leader, but only the leader, based on his neglect of the people? (If he returned and repented, the money would be offered back)
Third, are there any other situations in which a war/attack on the other state would be warranted, knowing full well that the Orthodox state would lose almost no men, if any (military personnel or otherwise), and neither would the other state? (The other state's ability to make war would still be crippled, and their monies taken, however, conditional on their repentence)