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    Posted: 24-May-2009 at 07:26
Please which date and place was first using scorch earth method?
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Scorched earth has been used since time immomorial.
 
If we take the bible as a historical source we see Egytian, Israelites and Babylonians all using it. During the punic war both sides used it to stop the other particularly the Carthiginians. Romans were the first to probably use it in a systematic way to distroy enemy moral and put fear of god in the conquered people like they did during the Jewish rebellion in the 1st century.
 
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Probably used ever since agriculture was developed.

Pastoralists were probably the first to employ it - to drive encroaching agrarians off their grazing lands.

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