Armies of the Carthaginian Wars 265-146 BC (Men at Arms by Terence Wise

By Terence Wise

This booklet first examines the origins, society, and military association of Carthage, after which is going directly to profile her armies and people of her allies, Spaniards, Gauls, Italians, Africans, and Greco-Macedonians. the second one half the publication tells of the modern Roman armies, which eventually succeeded in destroying Carthage in 146 BC. wonderful paintings portraying a Roman horseman combating a Numidian, a few Celtic warriors, Spaniards, non-Roman Italians, Roman infantry, and Roman commanders.

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1945, that the mtemat10nal community, in seekmg to mamtam world peace, should close its eyes to domestic conflicts on the grounds that they are matters of direct concern only to the states where they occur and do not require the attention of the international co~mun­ ity as a whole. on wh1ch}he United Nations was founded. shall authoris~ the 1;Jnited Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of a state". It was largely on t~ese grounds that the Vietnam War, though by far the ~ost ser~ous war of its decade, and though there was large-scale mternat1onal intervention on both sides, was scarcely even discussed by UN bodies throughout the 15 years it continued.

Since 1945, as ideological competition has become even more intensive, intervention too has increased. It occurred in Greece, on behalf of Communist forces, in 1946-9; 68 The limits to localisation At first sight, therefore, most wars in the modern world are highly localised. Even where they occur between fwo different states (as, for example, in the 1980s, between Somalia and Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania, China and Vietnam, Iraq and Iran, Argentina and Britain), no other state, not eve~ a close partner or ally, has become involved.

E_d,. after the Soviet invasion in 1979). ave hm1~ed the military, as much as the political, su_c~ess of mter~~nt1on (as we have seen in Chapter 1, the military and poht1cal are closely intertwined). Lesser powers have_far~d no b~tter in t~i~ respect than greater ones. So Syria, despite its dommant m1htary power in Lebanon, has never been able to control effectively the immensely complex political process within that country, any more than Egypt was able to contr~I that o~ the r:-emen, racked by continual political and sectanan confhct durmg the 1960s, or than India has been able to control the political system in the part of Kashmir it holds (being obliged continually to intervene to impose the leaders it favours or eve~ to establish central government control there).

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