What you have told me," said my master, "upon the subject of war
, does indeed discover most admirably the effects of that reason you pretend to: however, it is happy that the shame is greater than the danger; and that nature has left you utterly incapable of doing much mischief.
Carthage, though a commercial republic, was the aggressor in the very war
that ended in her destruction.
Not a single Indian war
has yet been occasioned by aggressions of the present federal government, feeble as it is; but there are several instances of Indian hostilities having been provoked by the improper conduct of individual States, who, either unable or unwilling to restrain or punish offenses, have given occasion to the slaughter of many innocent inhabitants.
He fought in the English wars
in France, and was knighted by Edward III; afterwards he collected a body of troops and went into Italy.
material with you from home, but forage on the enemy.
And now began what aged people call the old French War
He had played the part of a pacificator without success; he now altered his tone, and resolved, if possible, to rouse their war
Ye'll ne'er make me believe as it's better for me not to ha' my old man die in's bed, if he must die, an' ha' the parson to pray by him, an' me to sit by him, an' tell him ne'er to mind th' ill words I've gi'en him sometimes when I war
angered, an' to gi' him a bit an' a sup, as long as a bit an' a sup he'd swallow.
They were in continual war
with each other, and their wars
were of the most harassing kind; consisting, not merely of main conflicts and expeditions of moment, involving the sackings, burnings, and massacres of towns and villages, but of individual acts of treachery, murder, and cold-blooded cruelty; or of vaunting and foolhardy exploits of single warriors, either to avenge some personal wrong, or gain the vainglorious trophy of a scalp.
Incident to this point is, for a state to have those laws or customs, which may reach forth unto them just occasions (as may be pretended) of war
It may also be brought about by fraud in two different ways, either when the people, being at first deceived, willingly consent to an alteration in their government, and are afterwards obliged by force to abide by it: as, for instance, when the four hundred imposed upon the people by telling them that the king of Persia would supply them with money for the war
against the Lacedaemonians; and after they had been guilty of this falsity, they endeavoured to keep possession of the supreme power; or when they are at first persuaded and afterwards consent to be governed: and by one of these methods which I have mentioned are all revolutions in governments brought about.
Warnings and ultimatums wer telegraphed to and fro, and in a few hours all the panic-fierce world was openly at war
, and at war
in the most complicated way.
On the twelfth of June, 1812, the forces of Western Europe crossed the Russian frontier and war
began, that is, an event took place opposed to human reason and to human nature.
Coulson," he said, "we are asked by your friend, in a few plain words, what the attitude of Great Britain would be in the event of a war
between Japan and America.
If the war
is grievous for your country, it is ruin to mine.