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Second Fronts: Success, Failure, and Implications

Phillip S. Meilinger

in Thoughts on War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178899
eISBN:
9780813178905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178899.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

War colleges often discuss what are termed “peripheral operations.” Unfortunately, it is a poor term because it connotes secondary military operations using expendable or auxiliary forces. Yet, some ... More


Athens, Sparta, and Persia

Matthew Kroenig

in The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190080242
eISBN:
9780190080273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080242.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the rise of Athens in the ancient world and its competitions against its rivals, Persia and Sparta. It argues that its democratic institutions were a key to its success. Athens ... More


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