Offence vs. Defence

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Unformatted text preview: Good for defense Mountains Water/oceans/moats Bad for defense Plains Conquest harder when geography isolates states Social and Political Factors Popularity of a regime aided offense before 1800, but has aided defense since then Rise of nationalism Proliferation of small arms & guerilla war tactics Diplomatic Factors 3 types of diplomatic arrangements strengthen the defense: collective security systems if one member attacks other, all other members attack. Enemy is inside the system, deters attack if you attack one of us, you attack all of us. Ex. United nations collective defense alliances enemy is outside the institution/ system. If you attack one, we will all attack. Ex. NATO in its origi...
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