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Air Power Studies Final Exam 43-1716 Napoleanic war was turning point. After this time nature of war changed from middle age’s characteristics to new perspectives (readings). The contextual and operational art elements led to the concept of total war. States entered to wars with the other states. Classical theorists like Clausewitz and Jomini wrote about the total war concept. Before WWI, “enormous industrial revolution started to play salient role in the wars. New weapons were invented and the railroads allowed to convey huge armies and supplies” (readings). Since it was its infancy, aviation didn’t have enormous effect on the outcome of the ground battles in WWI. But inter-war period witnessed giant developments in the aviation field and airpower theorists like Britain’s Hugh Trenchard, America’s William Mitchell and Italy’s Douhet emerged in this period. Finally, the importance of aviation boomed in WWII. The airpower theorists directed the use of airpower with their writings. After WWII, the Cold War period passed in the influence of the nukes. Korea and Vietnam wars were a herald that all wars were not always total. And the Gulf and Kosova
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