Betekenis van:
war power

war power
Zelfstandig naamwoord
    • an extraordinary power exercised (usually by the executive branch) in the prosecution of a war and involving an extension of the powers that the government normally has in peacetime



    1. As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.
    2. Where there is no common power, there is no law, where no law, no injustice. Force, and fraud, are in war the cardinal virtues.
    3. The post-war economic development of vanquished nations can be rapid if they are not looted by the victors. For this there are two reasons. First, everything has not been destroyed: some things are merely broken; and a relatively small effort of rehabilitation is multiplied by the value of what remains serviceable. Second is the disabling of entrenched power structures, which often stand as a bar to progress.
    4. war, civil war, revolution, rebellion, insurrection, or civil strife arising there from, or any hostile act by or against a belligerent power,