The Belgian Army and Society from Independence to the Great War By Mario Draper
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 287 Pages | ISBN : 3319703854 | 4.16 MB
This book explores Belgian state-building through the prism of its army from independence to the First World War. It argues that party-politics, which often ran along geographical, linguistic, and religious lines, prevented both Flemings and Walloons from reconciling their regional identities into a unified concept of Belgian nationalism. Equally, it obstructed the army from satisfactorily preparing to uphold Belgium’s imposed neutrality before 1914.