The Conduct Of War; A Short Treatise On Its Most Important Branches And Guiding Rules

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byColmar Goltz

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... of their own country, but are compelled to draw supplies from abroad, such supplies being liable to be interrupted or entirely cut off by war. Social and political conditions also play an important part in this connection. If it be only a rural population, living scattered over the country, which is affected by the war, the government has an almost perfectly free hand for its decisions, as the people are not in a position, as a rule, to give authoritative expression to their ardent desire for peace. It is different where there is a commercial citizen class, settled in large towns, which stands to lose everything by the disturbance of the usual order of things. After a few defeats such classes will be the first to be in favour of peace; while at the same time they, as a rule, possess the means of procuring attention to their wishes through their control of the press, and other means of influence. It is only when the two opposing states are somewhat similar in national characteristics that the ultimate object, namely, the enforcement of the dbsired peace, can at once be attained by the defeat of the enemy's main army. A most striking example of this was afforded during the Campaign between Prussia and Austria, in 1866, when the battle ofKoniggriitz decided c the war. But, even under such conditions, things may turn out differently, as actually did happen in the Franco-German War of 1870-71. After the almost complete destruction of the organized French fighting power, during the first three months of the war, three more months wore still required to make the French nation recognize the necessity for making peace. When, on the other hand, the inner nature of the belligerent states is different, the defeat of the enemy's fighting forces and the enforcement of peace w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... of their own country, but are compelled to draw supplies from abroad, such supplies being liable to be interrupted or entirely cut of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217578802

ISBN - 13:9780217578806

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