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Enforced DisarmamentFrom the Napoleonic Campaigns to the Gulf War$
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Philip Towle

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198206361

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206361.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Enforced Disarmament
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Philip Towle

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206361.003.0001

Disarmament and arms control are firmly associated in the public mind with efforts to maintain international peace through compromise and negotiation. However, there is a much older type of disarmament, which is not the product of give and take but is imposed upon a defeated enemy. Forced disarmament, the subject of this book, is the United Nations' policy today in Iraq because of its defeat in the Gulf War. Given that there is no way of insuring against revanchism, it is not surprising that Western democracies have insisted on disarming their enemies after every major victory since 1815. Germany and Japan accepted their disarmament in 1945 so it could go hand in hand with a policy of reconciliation. The effectiveness and durability of enforced disarmament measures, as well as the resistance they are likely to encounter, are issues with important strategic and political implications. This book looks at the most important peace settlements from the time of Napoleon Bonaparte to Saddam Hussein.

Keywords:   forced disarmament, peace settlements, Germany, Iraq, Napoleon Bonaparte, Saddam Hussein, arms control

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