Lacey, James
March 2010
Military History;Mar2010, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p64
The article emphasizes the importance of war financing in leading a country's army to victory during war or military campaign as depicted in several cases in military history. It describes how Philip II's rise to dominance over Greece was influenced by the discovery of major silver deposits in Macedonia. It also details how the Crusades shows how a paucity of funds directly affect military operations. It details how financial innovations such as perpetual loan and income tax has began a financial revolution that changed worldwide military history.


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