I recall reading about that battle when it happened when I was a kid.
Caleb Ramsby
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The other side of the coin is this: If you desired to become an authoritative “Strong Man” kind of leader, with your power and place preserved mainly by your solid core of fanatical civilian “base”, you might also desire to have some of the best military leadership in close proximity to your influence, “just in case” your base becomes too little support in an “emergency”.

History has time after time shown though, the inevitable weakness in this practice. Should you ever perform so badly that your generals find their own positions would be more secure without your leadership than with it, their resolution to their problem has been made ideally easy, by you.

They know where you sleep, and have access to it…

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