War and Peace September 20
If the Romans had a aim in war they would take any cost in order to achieve that
Neapolitan changes European warfare.
Smith says that the traditional armies take their structure and the rational of that
structure from napoleon
In 1792 the French monarchy was toppled during the revolution and Neapolitan
became general in 1792.
Under napoleon all men, not woman were allowed to vote, and have citizenship
without a property in possession.
Concription: being forced to go to war.
In 1792 there was the first call up (conscription), 300 000 men were called up.
In france you had a good chance to be called to war.
1798: law changed so every Frenchman between 2025 years old may possibly
surve in the army.
18001814: 2 million Frenchman served in the army.
Only 36% of elgible people.
7% of entire population fought in the army.
Mass concription introduced by the French made it much easier to make a big
Nepolian’s thought on war, according to smith, is you don’t want the other side to
surrender, you want to destroy the opposing side so there is no potential or