Strategy - Hannibal, Scipio, and Caesar Summary & Analysis

Basil Liddell Hart
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Hannibal, Scipio, and Caesar Summary and Analysis

In this chapter, the author introduces the next series of wars that yielded what the author calls decisive results. One of the other main themes put forth by the author is that of decisive versus indecisive results. When a nation or other political body makes some longstanding gains, then the results are deemed decisive. It appears that this is the advantage of human warfare to people, whereas the bulk of the process is just painful and costly. When there are indecisive results, despite victories in battles, there is neither a long term beneficial shift in political or territorial powers, nor control over resources.

The Fabian strategy is introduced by the author in the same consistent educational third person style. The General Fabius not only avoided battling his opposition at their convenience, but would go so...

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