Nation Building and Revolutionary War.

by David A. Wilson

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A discussion of the role of revolutionary war in nation building. An example of nation building in process is revolutionary war understood as a method of political struggle waged primarily on the basis of mobilizing energies latent in a certain kind of society. :In its ideal development the revolution mobilizes the energies of the rural population with a set of organizations and draws them into a structure of activity (e.g., the highly organized revolutionary war in Asia). Annihilating constituted authority and substituting a new authority are simultaneous aspects of revolution critical in successful nation buildng. The relationship is also examined between certain characteristics of underdeveloped agrarian societies ond guerrilla warfare techniques common in revolutionary war.

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