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What are scorched earth tactics in War?

 What are scorched earth tactics?

Scorched earth tactics are a military strategy that aims to destroy everything that might be useful to the enemy, including water, crops, food, railway lines, roads, ports, people, forests, etc.

In the First Anglo-Maratha War ( 1775-1782), The Maratha cavalry encircled the British military and they used the “scorched earth” tactic to attack them.

Russia had used scorched earth tactics in World War I and World War II. Russian army destroyed their own crops, railway lines, roads, etc when they had retreated from the Imperial German Army. 

In the Sino-Japanese conflict, Britisher also used scorched earth tactics against the Japanese army.

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