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  Total war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Total war is a 20th century term to describe a war in which countries or nations use all of their resources to destroy another organized country or nation's ability to engage in war.
Total war is fought heedless of the restraints of morality, custom, or international law, for the combatants are inspired by hatreds born of modern ideologies.
Total war was widely practiced by the Greeks, as related in the Iliad, by the Romans, as in the destruction of Carthage, and by the Mongols.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Total_war   (3902 words)

  
 Strategies of Annihilation: Total War in US History
In a nutshell, total warriors make war on an enemy’s entire society — what the anthropologists might call its material culture — that is, on the enemy’s resources, food and other economic production, and on anything which might sustain the enemy’s ability to keep military forces in the field.
Such war is not exclusively modern, but looks backward towards ancient warfare, which often entailed the slaughter of all enemy males, enslavement of enemy women and children, and eradication of the enemy’s whole existence as an independent political society.
Wars were "bad for business," and the growing importance of bourgeois enterprise in Europe gave added weight to arguments against large-scale war.
www.lewrockwell.com /stromberg/stromberg22.html   (4920 words)

  
 Adam G. Mersereau on Total War & Military on National Review Online
By "total" war, I mean the kind of warfare that not only destroys the enemy's military forces, but also brings the enemy society to an extremely personal point of decision, so that they are willing to accept a reversal of the cultural trends that spawned the war in the first place.
The purpose of "total" war is to permanently force your will onto another people group, while the purpose of "limited" war is to temporarily deter or discourage an enemy, or to impede the policy of another country long enough to accomplish particular goals.
In Vietnam, America wanted a total victory — we wanted to impose our will onto the North Vietnamese and alter the course of their very culture — but we were unwilling to fight a total war.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/comment-mersereau052402.asp   (1364 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Rome: Total War: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Total war was the first game (with the exception of "Lord of the Realms") to sucessfully merge turn based strategy gaming with real time strategy battles.
The total war series is best known for it's real time battles which ussually allow for upto 10,000 individual soldiers to be on the screen at once.
The Total war community is very active with MODS for the game, which is a very positive element because it enhances and keeps the game alive and growing.
www.amazon.com /Activision-32599-Rome-Total-War/dp/B0002MPT6Q   (2805 words)

  
 GameSpy: Rome: Total War
Developed by The Creative Assembly, Rome: Total War is a revolutionary new title in the best-selling Total War series that carries players into the midst of ancient history's most intense conflicts.
Rome: Total War features groundbreaking technology that brings the epic, cinematic battles of the Roman era to life with graphics and gameplay beyond anything previously seen in a PC game.
Rome: Total War E3 Hands-On (05/03/04) - Rome wasn't built in a day, but soon you'll be able to conquer it in the course of an evening.
pc.gamespy.com /pc/rome-total-war   (593 words)

  
 Total War Chronicles - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Total War Chronicles is in need of staff again to help out in its day-to-day operation and maintenance.
Activision today announced that Rome: Total War, developed by The Creative Assembly, is finished, the gold master has been sent to manufacturing, and is on target for its September 22nd shipdate.
Total War Chronicles is in need of staff to help out in its day-to-day operation and maintenance.
www.strategyplanet.com /totalwar   (1455 words)

  
 Rome: Total War: Preview -- Strategy Informer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Rome Total War is the long awaited historical strategy title from Creative Assembly and has been in development since the original total war game, Shogun.
In previous Total War games each region had its own single map, so there was a limited number of battle maps to fight on.
Reading all this, you may get the impression that Rome Total War must be very complicated, but if you’ve had experience with previous total war incarnations you will realise that everything is done with simple clicks of the mouse and the occasional use of hotkeys.
www.strategyinformer.com /previews/rometotalwar.shtml   (1643 words)

  
 Goebbels' 1943 Speech on Total War
Background: This version of Goebbel's total war speech, given on 18 February 1943, is based on the recording of the speech held by the Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv.
A merciless war is raging in the East.
I cannot imagine that people who are doing their duty for the war effort still have the energy to stay out late into the night in such places.
www.calvin.edu /academic/cas/gpa/goeb36a.htm   (9707 words)

  
 The Claims for Total War Revisited
Total Warriors like to recommend General Sherman's cute little saying that "war is hell." You can see Sherman quoted about once a day at NRO and other such places.
A war carried on with old-fashioned restraint and respect for civilian lives and property would not obviously be worse, if it lasted beyond some arbitrary time, than a shorter war carried on with every possible weapon available to imaginative Total Warriors.
We learn little enough from the claim that Total War saves lives; we don't know whose lives are being saved, nor do we get an estimate of how many will be saved, proportionately, by carrying on Total War instead of some other kind of war that might last longer on the calendar.
www.antiwar.com /stromberg/s090302.html   (2091 words)

  
 Total War Center! - The Unofficial Total War Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chivalry - Total War is a complete modification of R:TW 1.5, but playable also with the BI exe.
It is set in the medieval period and its campaigns span from the year 1072 to the historical fall of Constantinople in 1453, focusing on the events that took place in Europe and the Middle East.
Total War, Medieval: Total War, Medieval: Total War - Viking Invasion and the Total War logo are trade marks or registered trade marks of The Creative Assembly in the United Kingdom, European Community, United States and/or other countries.
www.twcenter.net   (684 words)

  
 Rome: Total War Review
As you may know from all the previews, Rome: Total War is the latest installment in the Total War series from UK developers Creative Assembly.
War is the answer in other words, and in all honesty, that's not very far from the truth.
The battles in Rome: Total War presents a great technical achievement and an excellent example of how 3D technology (and especially the audio effects) can be put to great use in video games.
www.actiontrip.com /reviews/rometotalwar.phtml   (1036 words)

  
 The Org - Medieval 2 Total War, Rome Total War, Shogun Total War, Medieval Total War
The Org - Medieval 2 Total War, Rome Total War, Shogun Total War, Medieval Total War
Difficulty in the Total War series is a hot topic since RTW and before.
In its October Preview, the Europa Barbarorum team has announced that it is porting over to the Medieval 2: Total War platform.
www.totalwar.org   (802 words)

  
 Neocons and Total War
Total war consists of making war on the enemy’s entire society, thereby obliterating the distinction between combatants and civilians, which had been at the center of the notion of civilized warfare.
Unfortunately, total war is but a part of Mr.
Lincoln and his fellow inventors of total war then thrashed the South back into the loving arms of union, all the while striking tragic poses about how much it hurt them to do so.
www.lewrockwell.com /stromberg/stromberg21.html   (2389 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Medieval: Total War: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Medieval: Total War concerns the power struggles of pre-Renaissance European kings and Middle Eastern powers, as well as the conflict between the last vestiges of paganism and the growing influences of Islam, the Orthodox (Eastern) Church, and the Roman Catholic Church.
As I applied both the Viking Invasion pack and the Medieval: Total War XL mod back to back, it was difficult for me to be able discern which were added by the modder and which were "officially added" by Creative Assembly.
The replay value evident with Medieval: Total War XL goes beyond any other game I can recall, with such a variety of factions, units, and provinces to explore that any Medieval: Total War fan will be entertained for a very long time.
www.amazon.com /Activision-Medieval-Total-War/dp/B000063SAU   (3629 words)

  
 Rome: Total War (pc: 2004): Reviews
A completely new Total War engine uses innovative technology and groundbreaking design to bring the world of ancient Rome to life to deliver the biggest and most cinematic battles ever seen in a videogame.
So the battles in Rome: Total War maintain the epic scale that fans of Total War are used to, but now use high-detailed 3D polygonal troops and allows huge cities to be displayed on the battlefields.
Rome: Total War is nothing less than awesome, and is engrossing enough to provide weeks of play at the very least.
www.metacritic.com /games/platforms/pc/rometotalwar   (2430 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Rome: Total War (PC): PC & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Rome: Total War is an experience unlike that of other strategy games, to be frank nothing is quite like it.
The campaign mode is based around sending the might of the Roman army to Conquer lands and improve the strength of the Roman Senate, and eventually lead an army to march on Rome and become supreme ruler of the empire.
Rome Total War is a turn based strategy game from the Creative Assembly based during Rome's heyday from the third century BC.
www.amazon.co.uk /Sega-Rome-Total-War-PC/dp/B000088UNI   (1875 words)

  
 Get Ready for World War III - by Paul Craig Roberts
Likudnik Israel is Bush's last remaining ally, or egger-on, in his war against "Islamic terrorism." Israel, which is loaded with nuclear weapons and is not a signatory to the nuclear pacts, is the accuser against Iran, asserting that Iran's nuclear energy program is just a veil behind which to produce weapons.
According to the CIA, the main beneficiary of the war is Osama bin Laden's recruitment drives.
While America's military recruitment falters and U.S. generals announce that the war has broken the Reserves and National Guard, the cause of Islamic extremism basks in the Iraqi war.
www.antiwar.com /roberts/?articleid=6936   (778 words)

  
 3D Gamers :: Game Listing :: Medieval II: Total War Info
A vastly enhanced version of the Total War engine vividly portrays the pure bloodlust of Medieval warfare with massive battles of more than 10,000 troops splayed across new graphically rich environments.
For the first time in the Total War series each troop is an individual, garbed with the rich heraldic colours and glinting arms and armour of the period.
Total War has never been so ferocious or realistic.
www.3dgamers.com /games/medieval2   (289 words)

  
 Shogun: Total War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shogun: Total War is the first of Creative Assembly's "Total War" series.
During the strategic phase the players (that is including the AI players) decide where they are going to move their forces and then, when the player commits them, all the ordered movements are executed simultaneously.
Before Rome: Total War was launched by Activision, EA shut down both the Shogun Total War and the Warlord Edition servers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shogun:_Total_War   (871 words)

  
 Rome: Total War for PC - Rome: Total War PC Game - Rome: Total War Computer Game
Lend this Rome: Total War game guide your eyes and you'll have a full set of statistics for all combat units, strategies for taking on the imperial campaign, and walk-throughs for all historical battles.
This v1.5 patch for Rome: Total War requires a v1.3 installation first, and makes various changes to units, the battle map, and the campaign map.
Medieval: Total War achieves that rare quality of having something for nearly all strategy gamers, and most will find a lot to like in it, for a very long time.
www.gamespot.com /pc/strategy/rometotalwar/index.html   (678 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Nigeria oil 'total war' warning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A Nigerian militant commander in the oil-rich southern Niger Delta has told the BBC his group is declaring "total war" on all foreign oil interests.
He said that they had had enough of the exploitation of their resources and wanted to take total control of the area to get their fair share of the wealth.
The Niger delta has been the scene of a low-level war in recent months and the government has increased its military presence in the region.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/4723076.stm   (503 words)

  
 Rome: Total War @ The Wargamer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I can still remember Shogun: Total War’s introduction to the gaming world and, like a lot of great titles to be, it was muted.
Everything from the legionnaires to the war elephants are done in splendid 3D glory, though happily with scaling options to ensure the game won’t kill every second machine it meets.
Each city is detailed according to the buildings you have placed in it from the strategic campaign map, from barracks to a coliseum it’s all there, and if a building is destroyed in combat it is immediately reflected on the strategic map.
www.wargamer.com /microsites/rome_total_war/preview.html   (676 words)

  
 IGN Boards - Total War Eras Ultimate Collection
We’re delighted to announce that Total War Eras – the ultimate Total War collection - is due for release on Friday 30th June.
The Total War Eras collection includes all three Total War games and all their expansion packs, including the recently released Rome: Total War – Alexander pack, for the first time in one box.
The games are reinforced by a garrison of unmissable bonus material, including an exclusive 40-minute documentary on the making of Total War, a souvenir art booklet capturing the artwork from the series and a compilation of the award-winning Total War soundtracks.
boards.ign.com /rome_total_war/b7251/120753710/p1   (394 words)

  
 TVG: Medieval 2: Total War // PC // Feature
Set in the most turbulent and bloody era in European history, Medieval 2: Total War will allow gamers to lead their armies across the battlefields of Europe and the Holy Land before discovering the Americas and doing battle with the fearsome Aztecs.
Creative Assembly's, award winning and top selling Total War series continues with Medieval 2: Total War, which is set in the period of 1080-1530.
The aim is to improve upon and bring the awesome gameplay of Rome to the medieval era, while raising the spectacle of the Total War series to a whole new level.
www.totalvideogames.com /articles/Medieval_2_Total_War_QA_Feature_9554_5381_0_0_0_0_20.htm   (1111 words)

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