The Resource Small wars and their influence on nation states : 1500 to the present day, William Urban, (electronic resource)

Small wars and their influence on nation states : 1500 to the present day, William Urban, (electronic resource)

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Small wars and their influence on nation states : 1500 to the present day
Title
Small wars and their influence on nation states
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1500 to the present day
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William Urban
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Language
eng
Summary
After 1500, European warfare was repeatedly revolutionized by new weapons, new methods for supplying armies in the field, improved fortifications and new tactics for taking fortifications. This allowed empires to grow, with, for example, the Ottomans expanding into the Middle East and Africa, Britain dominating India, and Russia conquering the steppe. The dynamics of resistance to this expansion were remarkably similar to what we see today in ISIS, Afghan and Pakistani Talibans, and various jihadist groups that are more tribal than Islamist. The driving force behind these organizations may be tribal resentment of the modern world undermining long-established traditions and beliefs. Religion or their interpretation of Islam is merely a glue that holds the rebels together. Such resistance continues to be met by world powers who misunderstand the motives of the people that take up arms against them, and we should understand that ours is not the first generation to deal with this problem, and ours will probably not be the last. However, there are some methods that work better than others. The failures and successes of the past can help us now and in the future
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Midwest
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1939-
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Urban, William L.
Dewey number
355.0094
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
  • Military art and science
  • Military history, Modern
  • Electronic books
  • Europe
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adult
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Small wars and their influence on nation states : 1500 to the present day, William Urban, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781473844612
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12890501
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MWT12890501
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Small wars and their influence on nation states : 1500 to the present day, William Urban, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781473844612
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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12890501
Publisher number
MWT12890501
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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