Why do autocrats lose international conflicts more often than democratic leaders?

Autocrats do not have access to as many human and material resources to fight.
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Autocrats engage in more conflicts, because they are not so worried about losing their job if the lose the war.
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Democratic leaders are more determined about the ideals they fight for.
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Democratic leaders select more carefully the conflicts they fight, because they are afraid of being replaced if they lose.
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Learning objectives: 
Introduction to selectorate theory.
Introduction to the domestic bases of foreign policy.
Introduction to the concept of democratic peace.
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