Resource Appropriation

  • Michael Taillard


It has been known since the earliest records of warfare that taking and using the resources of the opposition when they are able to be taken is an easier and more valuable way to sustain troops and increase combat readiness than attempting to ship resources long distances abroad. That includes not just resources, either, but also capital and, when they are willing, even accepting the help of people. This chapter briefly describes the history of how this tactic has been utilized and changed over time.

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  • Michael Taillard
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  1. 1.Economics Strategy ConsultantBeulahUSA

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