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Hey guys, just wondering if anyone could help me with the question:
"Leadership was more important to military success than the organisation of the state for war" - How far is this view true, 1798 to 1914?

Thank you so much guys!
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Hey guys, just wondering if anyone could help me with the question:
"Leadership was more important to military success than the organisation of the state for war" - How far is this view true, 1798 to 1914?

Thank you so much guys!
You need to do your research first and start exploring the question.

1. Leadership was more important. Can you find examples where leadership was the decisive element to military success?

Have a look at Blenheim, Austerlitz, Ulm, Friedland, Marengo, Trafalgar, Peninsualr campaign. Look at the role of leaders. Show how they were the key factors.

2. Look at new battles where the organisation of the state came into play. Amercian civil war, Invasion of Russia and start of WW1. Wjat role did the state play and why was organisation important? Think logistics and numbers.

Then comes your assessment that at the beginning at least leadership is vital to military success, but the changing face of warfare in size and scope challenged the idea that a good leader alone was enough. In fact if you look again at the battles you will find the leaders also understood about logistics, role of the state and supply lines, so they are both important and always have been, especially in the conduct of longer wars rather than isolated battles..

See where your research leads you. its an interesting topic.
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