Amersfoort, Herman.

Small Powers in the Age of Total War, 1900-1940. - Leiden : BRILL, 2011. - 1 online resource (384 p.) - eBooks on Demand History of Warfare . - History of Warfare .

Small Powers in the Age of Total War, 1900-1940; Copyright; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Chapter One: Introduction. Small States in a Big World; Chapter Two: 'Too Good to Be True?' European Hopes for Neutrality before 1914; Chapter Three: Neutral Tones. The Netherlands and Switzerland and Their Interpretations of Neutrality 1914-1918; Chapter Four: Fall K. German Offensive Plans Against the Netherlands 1916-1918; Chapter Five: German War Plans Against Denmark 1916-1918; Chapter Six: The Development of the Air Defence of Copenhagen Chapter Seven: The Debate on Denmark's Defence 1900-1940Chapter Eight: Small Nations under the Gun. Europe 1914-1940; Chapter Nine: The German Army in the Interwar Years; Chapter Ten: Between Passéisme and Modernisation? The Case of the Belgian Fortification System 1926-1940; Chapter Eleven: Give us Back our Field Army! The Dutch Army Leadership and the Operational Planning During the Interwar Years; Chapter Twelve: Neutrality Guard or Preparations for War? The Norwegian Armed Forces and the Coming of the Second World War Chapter Thirteen: The Development of the Swiss Army's Combat Methods after the First World WarChapter Fourteen: Strategic Dilemmas of a Small Power with Colonial Empire. The Netherlands East Indies 1936-1941; Bibliography; Name Index; Geographical Index

In the period 1900-1940 the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Switzerland reacted in divergent ways to the same foreign military threats. This volume argues that their internal politics and politico-military strategic culture are vital keys to understanding those differences.

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Belgium - Military policy - History - 20th century.
Belgium -- Military policy -- History -- 20th century.
Denmark - Military policy - History - 20th century.
Denmark -- Military policy -- History -- 20th century.
Europe - History, Military - 20th century.
Europe -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Netherlands - Military policy - History - 20th century.
Netherlands -- Military policy -- History -- 20th century.
Neutrality - Europe - History - 20th century.
Neutrality -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Neutrality, Armed - Europe - History - 20th century.
Neutrality, Armed -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Norway - Military policy - History - 20th century.
Norway -- Military policy -- History -- 20th century.
Switzerland - Military policy - History - 20th century.
Switzerland -- Military policy -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 - Europe.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Europe.
World War, 1914-1918 - Influence.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence.


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