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Structural Aggression -- Roman Consuls

The organizational structure you put people in has a huge bearing on how they perform.

If a person is in a small town, they'll act differently than a large city.

It's not that they'll consciously choose different options, per se - instead, they'll naturally have different stimuli.

Add in different constraints and incentives, and you get very different behavior.

Why did the Romans conquer so much?

Battles Decided in the Mind

"The profoundest truth of war is that the issue of battles is usually decided in the minds of the opposing commanders, not in the bodies of their men. The best history would be register of their thoughts and emotions, with a background of events to throw them into relief."

-- B.H. Liddel Hart, quoted in the introduction to Sherman: Soldier, Realist, American

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