By T. V. Paul

ISBN-10: 0521451175

ISBN-13: 9780521451178

ISBN-10: 0521466210

ISBN-13: 9780521466219

This publication examines a query normally missed within the learn of diplomacy: why does a militarily and economically much less robust country begin clash opposed to a comparatively powerful kingdom? T. V. Paul analyses this phenomenon by way of concentrating on the strategic and political concerns, household and overseas, which effect a weaker country to start up warfare opposed to a extra strong adversary. the foremost argument of deterrence idea is that the army superiority of the established order strength, coupled with a reputable retaliatory risk, will hinder assault by means of challengers. the writer demanding situations this assumption by means of analyzing six twentieth-century uneven wars, from the japanese offensive opposed to Russia in 1904 to the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982. The book's findings have large implications for the learn of battle, energy, deterrence, coercive international relations, procedure, fingers races, and alliances.

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