The Strategic Interests of States
The insistence of politicians on the right of states to intervene by force where necessary was matched by the increasing concern of soldiers to devise the means by which that force could best be applied. Though there had for many years been some writing about the arts of generalship, fortification and military strategy, this had taken the form mainly of technical manuals, of interest to the military alone. But from the time of Napoleon, and of the French revolutionary strategist Jomini, there was increasing recognition of the political factors which influenced military outcomes.
KeywordsInternational Relation Austrian Emperor Basic Text French Revolution German Nation
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