Why did the Franco-Prussian war never really delve in to the mud of Total War...

farquit
farquit

Why did the Franco-Prussian war never really delve in to the mud of Total War like the American War of Northern Aggression?

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5mileys
5mileys

because it was a war of maneuverer that ended quickly

StonedTime
StonedTime

There was no time for any of that shit to develop in only 6 months. The French were no match at all for the Prussians.

JunkTop
JunkTop

French government collapsed into yet another bloody rebellion as the Prussians neared Paris, effectively handicapping their ability to prosecute the war.

For a first-world country, 19th Century France was less politically stable than Somalia most of the time.

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CodeBuns
CodeBuns

French artillery was no match, so trenches never really formed up.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

illegally succeed
attack countrymen without provocation
why you yankees so mean!

farquit
farquit

have no industry
have no real allies or understanding of geopolitics
how can our fighting spirit be defeated!?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Illegally

Kek

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

I know it's a mobile bait thread but the reason is that Germans fought with fast maneuverability, which would inspire the Schlieffen Plan

MPmaster
MPmaster

war of northern aggression

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eGremlin
eGremlin

European army professionalism was so far ahead of America’s at the time that there was never a real reason to think that the late tactics in the ACW would be a sign of things to come in WW1. From the European Great power’s perspective, it just looked like 2 retards with inferior armies resorting to barbarism to compensate for the lack of experience in fighting proper wars.

takes2long
takes2long

Ackshooally, that's what the US Army observers said while watching the Crimean War, that these people are all ignorant savages with absolutely no clue of logistics and leadership.

takes2long
takes2long

you gotta realize that these "people" thought they would win because they unironically believed being good at hunting meant that they were good at being soldiers

Methshot
Methshot

they must've been good soldiers based on how well they were doing for the first part of the war
what's the point of this post

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

I wouldn't be surprised if both of these were simultaneously true.

Lunatick
Lunatick

if you lose, you win

Also, what's up with all of these southern people on this board? Is it just the same 3 dedicated autists posting on every thread? Not like I'm complaining, it's just something that I noticed

takes2long
takes2long

gets annihilated on all fronts except for the virginia front in the first part
"winning"
thats not how it works cletus

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

its the pajeet effect, where a less developed region or country with access with internet will be on it most of the time since they have nothing to do
examples: india, russia, the deep south, all of eastern europe

TreeEater
TreeEater

Northern Aggression
war was started by the Confederacy attacking a Union fort

Emberfire
Emberfire

Funny, because they still think that. I live in the South (Georgia, and I used to live in South Georgia for that matter), and many of them are hyped for another civil war thinking that they'll easily win due to knowing how to shoot guns unlike them "weak effeminate liberals at Berkley"

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

There is a great quote I heard once "I believe wars are won by nations that 90%incompetent defeating nations that are 99% incompetent"

massdebater
massdebater

they started the war by thinking that they had the right to win elections

Firespawn
Firespawn

Americans were insanely naive about the Civil War until near the very end. Richard Gatling invented the Gatling gun believing that both sides would see how destructive it was and go “Okay that’s crossing the line bruhs, let’s just stop this conflict now”, but predictably it just made the war even more deadly. It forced the nation to grow up.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

isis must be made up of really good soldiers because they took Northern Iraq really quick!

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PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

War of Northern Aggression

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Nojokur
Nojokur

Got a good laugh out of this image.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

why are ACW threads still allowed on this board? They're always just political shitflinging which belongs on /pol/ or unfunny trolling which belongs on /int/ or /bant/. No actual historical content to be found ever.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

It is right and necessary for Cletuses across the country to be shown the folly of their inane regionalized stupidity, especially when their own hero would disavow them for trying to keep the lost-cause alive

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Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

war of northern aggression

yes, the cannon balls being fired at fort Sumner were clearly being assaulted by the stone foundations of the fort

iluvmen
iluvmen

legit question: who did the forts belong to?

did they belong to the US army or to the states in which these forts stood?

StonedTime
StonedTime

The US Army/US Government. The secession and formation of the CSA was not recognized and legitimized.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

This. Jesus Christ why are there so many posts past this?

w8t4u
w8t4u

Completely wrong. Europeans honestly thought the Americas was too exotic, too underdeveloped (compared to Europe) for any 1-to-1 comparison to really happen.

More fool them.

idontknow
idontknow

Richard Gatling invented the Gatling gun believing that both sides would see how destructive it was and go “Okay that’s crossing the line bruhs, let’s just stop this conflict now”
When has this ever worked?

DeathDog
DeathDog

atomic weapons

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