Military Revolution by Geoffrey Parker

The outline that follows covers the American Revolution's major political and military events.

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Historians have always tended to suggest rulers solved these problems by improving the workings of the state – raising more taxes, employing more officials, and expanding their authority, often at the expense of representative institutions. This was the argument of the ‘military revolution’ thesis proposed by Michael Roberts and defended by Geoffrey Parker. Warfare was thus accorded a central role in modern European history, providing a motor to turn the medieval state into the modern one. Considering what we know about the weaknesses of the operation of early modern states, the notion that warfare drove the creation of the modern state has always, perhaps, been one of the more unlikely elements of the military revolution thesis. The chambers full of bureaucrats busily toiling away to govern the state and administer the army in any kind of rational way were simply not there, and nor were the soldiers or police to impose their orders on the populace.

Volume I (pre-Revolution), Lewis Historical Publishing, 1915.

The impact of Uncle Tom’s Cabinfits perfectly with this year’s theme of Revolution, Reaction, and Reform. The novel was certainly revolutionary at the time because of its emotional anti-slavery message. The multiple reactions, not only in the North and the South, but in Britain and around the world, led to dramatic political and even military outcomes that might have never occurred without this literary work. The reforms which resulted from these divergent reactions are still being felt today.

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The European techniques failed to work on Chinese and the Japanese for they had acquired stronger fortifications. There are countries that could not adapt the Western Military techniques for they had different cultural beliefs. For instance, the wars that aimed at capturing slaves did not require the use of firearms. Parker in his book writes that, “Each part of the world had its own distinguishing history and traditions, which assisted them in the determination of success or defeat of the European conquest”. This was an indication that Europe did not dominate in all parts of the world.

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In conclusion, the military Revolution provides an extraordinarily researched and persuasive understanding of the political and military changes that led into the Western supremacy by 1800. He made it clear that the utilization of improved technological techniques to conquer other continents such as America, Africa and Asia made them dominate most regions in the world. Europe did not dominate all the parts of the world for some of them had stronger techniques such as the Chinese and the Japanese. Other continents were not defeated for they had incompatible cultural beliefs to those of the Europeans. The book, “Military Revolution” is recommendable to people who want to know the reasons as to why the West dominated in most of the continents in the world.