By William F. Sater, Holger H. Herwig
The Grand phantasm analyzes the effect of ecu army associations on Hispanic the United States commonly and examines the putative “Prussianization” of the Chilean military specifically. The authors specialize in Chile’s try to import and assimilate international army equipment, doctrine, and mat?riel. They contain learn from Chilean, Austrian, German, British, and American documents to supply a brand new interpretation of Chile’s army reforms. The authors argue that the Chilean military followed in simple terms the main superficial elements of the German army ethos, which finally ended in the production of a big yet useless military. The move of expertise and doctrine failed simply because German associations and guidelines didn't swimsuit Chile. Political infighting, greed, and corruption extra laden the assimilation approach. The authors’ findings name into query the generally approved thesis that built countries might, and in reality did, switch the character of the army in constructing nations.