Offence vs. Defence

Enemy is inside the system deters attack if you

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Unformatted text preview: ck – back to defense Germany unifies in 1871, becomes large, most populous state in Western Europe As chancellor worked to prevent alliance between France and Russia, because it would make Germany surrounded He spent career creating defense alliances 1888 – Bismarck sacked, Leo Kaprevi chancellor, abandons defensive alliances how taught doctrine “cult of the offensive” idea that conquests easy, idea that offense was dominant, in reality WW1 was defense (barbed wire, trench warfare) perception after WWI that [email protected] would be defense dominance, but in reality offense and really advantage (blitzkrieg/tanks) argues that nukes are ultimate defensive weapon, renders conquest offensive conquest impossible or undesirable Geographic Factors...
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