Date of Award

Spring 4-13-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. Johnathan Beall

Second Advisor

Dr. Cristian Harris

Third Advisor

Dr. Royce Dansby-Sparks


The development of a military command system is a complex and lengthy process that involves the interplay of many different factors. With that being said, I argue that the single most important factor in the development of a modern military command structure in western democratic states is social political. The impact of technology is ever-present, however, social political factors limit, check, and control the use of technology in warfare. Take for instance the use of chemical weapons, society and international law has banned its use, even if militarily it is quite effective. In this paper, I use the American Civil War and the European Theater of World War Two as case studies to demonstrate the impacts that social political factors and technology has upon the development of a modern command structure

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.