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Revision of Everything

Introductions and Opening Out the Question

Alliances

Quality (Strength)
Common Aim
Economic Power
Other Factors e.g. Weapons Technology, Resources
Synoptic element: Tend to become stronger, more complex and longer lasting over the
period

Planning and Preparation/Command and Control/Organisation

Quality
Quantity
Flexibility
Scale, Scope
Technological Advancements
Other factors…

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Tactics

Quality of the tactics
Flexibility from Generals e.g. Delegation, Change tactics
A General can win a one off battle vs. Long-Term War
Clausewitz vs Jomini in Battles (Points of Concentration, Speed, Surprise and Envelopment)
Other Factors: Strategy, Resources, Weapons
Synoptic Element: Battlefield Tactics remain relatively unchanged over the period…

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Synoptic element: Because of the industrial revolution, wars become bigger, more widespread
and more about the technology a state possesses, it leads to more Total War. Napoleonic
depends on quality of men, WW2 depended on Atomic Bomb.

Public Opinion

Official Public Opinion e.g. Votes and Unofficial Public Opinion e.g. Riots…

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Percussion Cap
Steamboats (2 weeks from Britain)
Smoothbore vs. Rifled Muskets
Railway from Port (240 Tons a day) (12,000 coats, a month later 9,000 remain)
Industrial advancements (1815-1850's)(Congress of Vienna ­ Balance of Power)
Charge of the Light Brigade
Thin Red Line
Telegram
War Correspondents (William Russell)
Resignation of Earl…

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Austro-Prussian ­ 1866

Krumper System vs. Austrian slow mobilisation (Ethnic issues)
General Staff
General Staff vs. Imperial Headquarters
Moltke vs. Napoleon
Moltke vs. Benedek
Dreyse Needle Rifle Vs. Lorenz Rifle
Breech Loading Canons
Prussian Economic Growth (Population Growth as well, Industrial revolution)
1 mile platforms
Separate Department for Railway
Meritocracy…

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Russo-Japanese War - 1904-1905

Small country defeats numerically superior
Quality vs. Quantity
Field Telephones
Machine Guns and Trench Warfare
Navy bombarded land troops
Nogi vs. Kuropatkin (Cautious)
Poor Transport and Organisation (Trans-Siberian Railway is a one way system)
Siege of Port Arthur, Mukden



World War One - 1914-1918

Machine guns…

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T34 Tanks (1940 they were built, shows potential turning point)
Tanks in WW1 could travel 60 miles and then need tracks changed, now they could travel
900 miles.
Panzer Divisions
V2 Rockets
Stuka Dive Bombers (effect on Land Warfare)
Atomic Bombs
Thompson close combat fighting again
Military Training Act (April…

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Russia wouldn't give up because of Communism, Fear of Stalin and their Willpower
By end of 1942, 7 Russian armies had been enveloped
Russian Armies which had been enveloped by the Germans provided great Guerrilla Warfare
especially because of the terrain of Russia.
Montgomery, Bradley, Patton all big ego's
Eisenhower…

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