Accession Number : ADA297793

Title :   The Fog of Peace: The Military Dimensions of the Concert of Europe.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Moran, Daniel

PDF Url : ADA297793

Report Date : 09 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The author states that the Concert of Europe had two goals: to suppress violent political revolution and to avoid general war. Europeans enjoyed economic growth, increasingly integrated markets, and cultural interaction due to higher literacy rates and more convenient and affordable means of travel. Thus the Concert of Europe succeeded in limiting both the scope and intensity of warfare in Europe for nearly a century until it fell apart in 1914 as military strategists were unprepared for the kind of war in which they found themselves. Convinced that technology had provided the key to fighting precise--if bloody--but short wars, they were totally unready for the long and costly conflict that took shape by early 1915. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *EUROPE, *WARFARE, *PREVENTION, *DIPLOMATS, MILITARY HISTORY, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, HIGH RATE, MARKETING, PEACETIME, ECONOMICS, INTERACTIONS, GROWTH(GENERAL), INTENSITY, CULTURE, POLITICAL REVOLUTION, SUPPRESSION, LITERACY.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE