Eighteenth Century: Age of Limited Warfare


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Eighteenth Century: Age of Limited Warfare

Historians often refer to the 18th century as a period of limited warfare. But it must be understood that by referring to the period as one of limited warfare does not mean that there were limited wars or wars were not prolonged. In fact the period had frequent wars and was often prolonged. The wars also resulted in disastrous casualties.

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The whole nation was not committed to war because they had to engage in other economic factors that could finance warfare. Above all, war was a limited interest of the monarchs. The war in 18th century was only fought for a purpose, and once the purpose was meant there was no need of going ahead with the war.

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Curning Eli. To What Extent Is It True To Say That The Eighteenth Century Up To 1792 Was The Age Of Limited Warfare? November 8, 2011. <http://www.scribd.com/doc/38301555/To-what-extent-was-the-18th-century-an-age-of-limited-warfare>  Web.

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