Enforced Disarmament: From the Napoleonic Campaigns to the Gulf War

Hardcover | May 1, 1997

byPhilip Towle

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Enforced disarmament has often been ignored by historians, diplomats, and strategic analaysts. Yet the democracies have imposed some measure of disarmament on their enemies after every major victory since 1815. In many cases, forced disarmament was one of the most important, if not the mostimportant, of their war aims. The demilitarization of Germany and Japan, for example, was one of the most significant post-war measures agreed by the Soviet Union, Britain, and the USA in 1945, whilst the debate on the disarmament measures imposed on Iraq after the Gulf War continues to rage. Theefficacy and durability of enforced disarmament measures, and the resistance they are likely to encounter are thus issues of central strategic and political importance. Philip Towle examines the most important peace settlements from the time of Napoleon to Saddam Hussein, in the first major historyof this fascinating subject.

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Enforced disarmament has often been ignored by historians, diplomats, and strategic analaysts. Yet the democracies have imposed some measure of disarmament on their enemies after every major victory since 1815. In many cases, forced disarmament was one of the most important, if not the mostimportant, of their war aims. The demilitariza...

Philip Towle is a Director, Centre of International Studies, Cambridge University History Faculty, and Tutor to graduates at Queen's College, Cambridge.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:276 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198206364

ISBN - 13:9780198206361

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`Towle's study may not point to any clear conclusions, but it certainly undermines some enduring illusions.' Peter T. Marsh, Immigrants and Minorities, Vol.19, No.1, March 2000.