Warlordism
A warlord is a person with power who has both military and civil control over a subnational area due to armed forces loyal to the warlord and not to a central authority. The term can also mean one who espouses the ideal that war is necessary, and has the means and authority to engage in war. Today, the word has a strong connotation that the person exercises far more power than his official title or rank legitimately permits. Under feudalism, by contrast, the local military leader may enjoy great autonomy and a personal army, and still derive legitimacy from formal fealty to a central authority.
Warlordism is a term coined to describe chaos at the end of the Qing Dynasty and the birth of the Republic of China, from the death of Yuan Shikai in 1916 until 1928. This period is called the warlord era of China. It can however be used to describe similar periods in other countries or epochs such as in Japan during the Sengoku period, or in China during the Three Kingdoms, or in Somalia during the Somali Civil War.
The word "warlord" entered the English language as a translation from the German word "Kriegsherr", which was an official title of the German Emperor. Its use for Chinese military commanders who had a regional power base and ruled independently of the central government dates from the early 1920s, with Bertram Lenox Simpson being one source, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

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A military commander exercising civil power in a region, whether in nominal allegiance to the national government or in defiance of it.
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Warlordism | Define Warlordism at Dictionary.com
a military leader, especially of a warlike nation. 2. a military commander who has seized power, especially in one section of a country. 3. tuchun.
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Warlordism in Comparative Perspective - Harvard - Belfer Center for ...
When failed states are ruled by warlords, it impedes the development of stable and secure societies, thwarts economic growth, and threatens international ...
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Warlordism in Comparative Perspective - MIT Press Journals
Warlordism plagues many weak and failed states, and the parochial and often brutal rule of war- lords deprives countries of the chance for lasting security and ...
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Afghanistan: Experts Give Washington Failing Grade on Warlordism ...
Oct 26, 2011 ... After a decade of involvement in Afghanistan, it appears the United States hasn't learned a critical lesson. Warlordism has been a key ...
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Definition of warlordism | Collins English Dictionary
He says he wants roads, schools, hospitals and an end to " Warlordism " using" whatever means necessary". Times, Sunday Times (2002). Sure, there's ...
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Dymaxion: Venture Warlordism
Dymaxion.org. This piece was written for the “Wege aus der Demokratie?” (“Ways out of Democracy?”) issue of the University of Leipzig magazine “Powision”.
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Beyond Warlordism. The Local Security Architecture in Afghanistan
ipg 2/2007. 136 Schetter et. al., Warlordism in Afghanistan. Introduction. Triggered by the terror attacks of 9/11, the subsequent international inter- vention in ...
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Warlordism in China - Jstor
26. Warlordism in China. J.A.G. Roberts. The Review is pleased to include this succinct summary of the elements defining, and the debates surrounding, the ...
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Dec 17, 2012 ... 11.20 h: Jonathan Prag (Merton College, Oxford University, UK) “Republican auxiliaries – the exploitation of local Warlordism in the Republican ...
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Oct 26, 2011 ... Warlordism has been a key component in driving the country's vicious cycle of ... Afghanistan: Confronting University Campus Trouble Makers ...
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The Power of the Gun: The Emergence of Modern Chinese Warlordism. By EDWARD A. MCCORD. [Berkeley: University of California Press,. 1993. ix + 436 pp.
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In International Security, she compares Warlordism in Afghanistan and Somalia ... and Prism, the journal of the National Defense University Center on Complex ...
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Unfinished Business in Afghanistan: Warlordism, Reconstruction, and Ethnic ... New York University, Thomas Barfield, Boston University, and Larry Sampler, ...
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York University, Thomas Barfield, Boston University, and. Larry Sampler, Institute consultant, on “Combatting. Warlordism and Regionalism in Afghanistan”; ...
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The rise and fall of Warlordism in Republican China and medieval Europe shows that states can ... John F. Kennedy School of Government - Harvard University ...
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Warlordism in Comparative Perspective. Kimberly Marten. Barnard College, Columbia University. Abstract. Warlordism creates significant problems in failed ...
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The Fallacy of a China Breakup. Michael Justin Lee, Lecturer, the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Maryland. January 22, 2013. Tags: China ...
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Republican China 1912-1949, Cambridge University Press, 1983. General issues relating to warlords and Warlordism are discussed in Jerome Ch'en,. ' Defining ...
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War and Nationalism in China: 1925 - 1945
War and Nationalism in China: 1925 - 1945
Hans J. Van De Ven, 2003
1' If an earlier generation of scholars traced Warlordism to the Qing's mobilisation of regional armies outside the regular military ... McCord argued that Warlordism originated in 'the continuing crisis of political authority that followed the fall of the ...
The power of the gun: the emergence of modern Chinese warlordism
The power of the gun: the emergence of modern Chinese warlordism
Edward Allen McCord, 1993
With the role of the military in modern Chinese politics receiving renewed attention today, this work is especially timely.
Essays on Civil-military Relations, Military-industrial Relations, ...
Essays on Civil-military Relations, Military-industrial Relations, ...
Glen Segell, 1998
Drug Warlordism and Narcoterrorism has thus become a part of this underworld dictionary. In Africa in particularly, where government institutions have short histories and questionable legitimacy, officials may rationalize their takeover of ...
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Toyin Falola, Adebayo O. Oyebade, 2010
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The Chetniks in Serbia: Does Warlordism work? | Eradica
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How useful for Bolivia is to have warlordism in the hands of an occasional president?! if any!! | Bolivian Thoughts in an Emerging World
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Somalia Returning to Warlordism Despite International Efforts | Dissident Nation
Anarchy returns to Somalia despite AU and UN efforts.
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No Warlordism in Sight for China's Future | CHINA US Focus
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The Chetniks in Serbia: Does Warlordism work? | oogenhand
Reblogged from Eradica: One can go on in excess on long tangents on obscure and seemingly irrelevant knowledge, especially when you have spent considerable amounts of time revising and reviewing and gathering information on the subject. This post is a continuation of an earlier post titled "nationalists in a crisis" on the struggle of the…
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CDR Salamander: Forward to Warlordism ....
I thought I would start the day out with a link to something I discussed during yesterday's Midrats free-for-all. I tire of saying, "I told you so.
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Prevent a repeat of Maguindanao carnage, end warlordism, dismantle private armies - ARMM chief - InterAksyon.com
Private armies maintained by political warlords have to be dismantled to avoid a repeat of the Ampatuan massacre that killed 58 people, 32 of them journalists, three years ago. This was the message of Mujiv Hataman, officer-in-charge of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
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Corruption, ‘warlordism’ are back, Guv says - Watchmen Daily Journal
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Article on Warlordism within Pashtun Tribal Society
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Sketchy Thoughts: Thinking about Warlordism
Print PDF Nothing guts a thought so much as apologetic blahblahblah stuck at the beginning, letting all and sundry know that you can't stand by what you're about to say without establishing all your escape routes ahead of time. But there you go.
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