Occupation Regimes and Logic



Occupation regimes have undergone major changes over the last two centuries. Intended to safeguard the victor against revenge on the part of the defeated, they subsequently served to reinforce the potential of warring countries in times of war. They also contributed to ensuring security on the continent upon the conclusion of conflicts. The creation of international law made it possible, over the course of the time period, to take populations more into consideration.

The occupation of Frankfurt in September 1848, L'Illustration, 1848