Age of Industrial War
Nations grow rapidly as the industrial revolution takes hold of the world. Europe becomes an entangled mass, politically and socioeconomically, leading to …show more content…
Oppressed people feel a change, successfully gaining support of larger nations to wage their wars, being backed by capitalists or communists. Major nation states use these new fronts to wage their wars and enforce their political aims. No longer does the public desire massive conflict of the pre-cold war era. There is no need for massive industrial support as conflict focuses on smaller, faster units and the dawn of more integrated multinational military operations.
The major powers adjust their state strategies, based on the global changes, in this next step to dormancy of industrial warfare. Brian Steed demonstrates this change in his writing “All out war is a thing of the past… Future conflict will be limited and require fewer casualties.” He goes on to tell us, in Armed Conflict: The Lessons of Modern Warfare, that such conflict must rapidly achieve objectives. This sentiment is echoed by several strategists and military professionals as the information age knocks upon our doorstep and we join a more interconnected