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CIVIL WARS AROUND THE WORLD DO NOT RELY ON DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE STREETS – THOSE ARE EASILY QUELLED
If you look around the world, men don’t buy supplies for civil war. Money has no meaning when there are a thousand of you. Power has no meaning when there are ten thousand of you. Resistance has no meaning when there are one million of you. In fact, the central problem is retaining enough small units such that the territory can replenish, while the urban centers do not. Logistics (feeding, organizing) quickly becomes a negative when you centralize too many men. Defeat becomes a possibility when you centralize too many men. Being ‘annoying’ everywhere is the most certain strategy to bring about revolutionary change. We take our order for granted, but if a civil war can keep pressure on the supply lines (economy) for over ninety days the patterns of sustainable specialization and trade cannot be restored (supply lines will collapse).
HERE IS THE MAGIC BIT TO SOLVE:
A mob is very easy to mobilize once together.
But mobilizing a lot of smaller mobs is much harder.
Yet that is how it is done.
That is the future of civil war.