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What was counterinsurgency like before the machine gun and modern platoon organization?
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>>580221
Generally far less discriminant on what was attacked. Basically, if you new insurgents were held up on a particular village, you just kill the whole village and burn it all to the ground. If you didn't kill the insurgents in the process, at the very least their supply source in that area is gone. Armies weren't exactly held to massively high standards when it came to humane treatment and such.
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Three Alls Campaign, Scorched Earth etc
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>>580239
>American wet dream

That literally never happened mate. CL warfare has always existed and will always exist.
>Strike hard who dares
>Shoot long who can
The odds are on the cheaper man
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"Kill everyone"
Refer to Spanish and American shenanigans in the Philippines.
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>>580261
I'm pretty sure that it's American actuality from the 1500's to when everyone got rid of all the natives and/or colonial powers.
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Napoleon's counter to guerrillas in the peninsular war was more guerrillas.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
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>>580273
>Natives

They died out because of smallpox. Americans just generally like cleancut stories of good v evil and chess like battles when that doesn't happen
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>>580285
Nah. It was losing horribly and devoted most of its army in Spain to just guarding its supply lines.
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>>580289
Ok, then go to Wikipedia and delete this article on the 400 years of war fought between Western powers and Indians.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Indian_Wars
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