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[Tools, or weapons, if only the right ones can be discovered, form 99% of victory.]
[Owing to this struggle for life, any variation, however slight and from whatever cause proceeding, if it be in any degree profitable to an individual of any species… will tend to the preservation of that individual and will generally be inherited by its offspring.]
[Generally, operations of war require one thousand fast four-horse chariotsChariot (heavy, light, scythe), one-thousand four-horse wagons covered in leather.]
[The general view is that drilled and disciplined heavy infantry emerged during Early Iron Age in the Greco-Roman world while the Asian states depended on indisciplined foot levies and cavalry. This picture needs to be qualified.]
[This chapter discusses siege war from the Bronze Age till the advent of gunpowder. Siege war includes the art of defending as well as attacking cities, forts and fortresses. As part of siege war, various types of defensive architectures that evolved in different parts of the world till the...
[Two-third of the globe’s surface is covered by oceans and seas, and the rest one-third has numerous lakes and rivers. Combat has occurred from the Bronze Age on the rivers, and at sea. Polities continue to use navies for projecting power along the shores which is known as littoral warfare. In...
[The dominant picture is that Gunpowder War became prevalent in Europe from fifteenth century onwards. This resulted in the replacement of knightly armoured cavalry with firearms-equipped infantry supported by mobile field artillery. The argument goes that since siege cannons were costly pieces...
[Industrial WarfareIndustrial Warfare started with the beginning of industrialisation in Western Europe in the 1770s and reached its apogee during the Second World War. The increase in the scope, intensity and lethality of war between 1770 and 1945 can be discerned with the concept of Total War....
[The post-Cold WarCold War era is witnessing the replacement of industrial power with information power. The Information AgeInformation Age which is still evolving is largely the product of information technology: computers.]
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