NS4022 Soldiers and Politics in the Euro-Atlantic Region

A comparison in an advanced seminar format via historical case studies of the evolution of the soldier and the state in the Anglo-Saxon countries and their continental European counterparts. the evolution of civil-military relations from the dynastic, absolutist Europe to the era of total war in the twentieth century, with special attention to the German, British and U.S. cases of the evolution of state, national, military institutions, alliance cohesion, and wars of ideology. Further attention is also paid to the proliferation of warfare, ideology, and mass politics and the professional soldier in modern history. An analysis of common readings as well as an independent research paper round out the seminar. Prerequisites: None.

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