Have there not been as many wars
founded upon commercial motives since that has become the prevailing system of nations, as were before occasioned by the cupidity of territory or dominion?
Take heed, gentlemen of the war
and navy departments
of latter ages seem to be made in the dark, in respect of the glory, and honor, which reflected upon men from the wars
, in ancient time.
No one has declared war
, but people sympathize with their neighbors' sufferings and are eager to help them," said Sergey Ivanovitch.
In obedience, therefore, to his honour's commands, I related to him the Revolution under the Prince of Orange; the long war
with France, entered into by the said prince, and renewed by his successor, the present queen, wherein the greatest powers of Christendom were engaged, and which still continued: I computed, at his request, "that about a million of YAHOOS might have been killed in the whole progress of it; and perhaps a hundred or more cities taken, and five times as many ships burnt or sunk.
The JUST causes of war
, for the most part, arise either from violation of treaties or from direct violence.
All knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war
I say unto you: it is the good war
which halloweth every cause.
Consequently, it would only have been necessary for Metternich, Rumyantsev, or Talleyrand, between a levee and an evening party, to have taken proper pains and written a more adroit note, or for Napoleon to have written to Alexander: "My respected Brother, I consent to restore the duchy to the Duke of Oldenburg"- and there would have been no war
And he would set forth to them, as he went, all the chances that could befall an army; he would listen to their opinion and state his, confirming it with reasons, so that by these continual discussions there could never arise, in time of war
, any unexpected circumstances that he could not deal with.
It is indeed disreputable for those who are equal, or nearly so, to the enemy, to endeavour to take refuge within their walls--but since it very often happens, that those who make the attack are too powerful for the bravery and courage of those few who oppose them to resist, if you would not suffer the calamities of war
and the insolence of the enemy, it must be thought the part of a good soldier to seek for safety under the shelter and protection of walls more especially since so many missile weapons and machines have been most ingeniously invented to besiege cities with.
Sun Tzu said: In war
, the general receives his commands from the sovereign, collects his army and concentrates his forces