Germany and Indian Revolution, 1914-18

  title={Germany and Indian Revolution, 1914-18},
  author={T. Fraser},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={255 - 272}
  • T. Fraser
  • Published 1977
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
One of the twentieth century's most characteristic contributions to international relations in war and 'peace' has been the use of dissident groups within states or empires to weaken real or potential enemies. It is no new phenomenon; for nearly sixty years the Bourbon monarchy supported risings by Scottish and Irish Jacobites hoping that they would weaken or divert British power. Nonetheless, as recent analysis of Soviet support for Pathan and Baluchi separatists in Pakistan has again… Expand
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