What is mobilization?

  • (noun): .
    Example: "Act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
    Synonyms: mobilisation, militarization, militarisation
    See also — Additional definitions below


Mobilization is the act of assembling and making both troops and supplies ready for war. The word mobilization was first used, in a military context, in order to describe the preparation of the Russian army during the 1850s and 1860s. Mobilization theories and techniques have continuously changed since then. Notably, before World War I and World War II, several countries developed intricate plans to achieve a fast and effective mobilization in case of war. The opposite of mobilization is demobilization.

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Some articles on mobilization:

British Mandate For Palestine - History of Palestine Under The British Mandate - World War II - Mobilization
... From Palestine Regiment, two platoons, one Jewish, under the command of Brigadier Ernest Benjamin, and another Arab were sent to join allied forces on the Italian Front, having taken part of final offensive there ... Besides Jews and Arabs from Palestine, in total by mid-1944 the British had assembled a multiethnic force consisting of volunteers European Jewish (refugees from German-occupied countries), Yeminites and Abyssinian Jews. ...
Economic Mobilization
... Economic mobilization is the preparation of resources for usage in a national emergency by carrying out changes in the organization of the national economy ...
Minutemen - American Revolutionary War Period
... The colonials in Worcester met and came up with a new militia mobilization plan in their County Convention ... which showed the local government officials that the "Minuteman" mobilization scheme worked well ... The royal authorities inadvertently gave the new Minuteman mobilization plans validation by several "show the flag" demonstrations by General Gage through 1774 ...
The M109A3GN Programme
... Most of these were assigned as mobilization reserve and went to several mobilization storage facilities ... With the end of the Cold War, mobilization storages lost their importance, and the amount of M109 howitzers were drastically reduced to 56 ...
CD117 - Mobilization
... Mobilization is the process by which progenitors are made to migrate from the bone marrow into the bloodstream, thus increasing their numbers in the blood ... Mobilization is used clinically as a source of hematopoietic stem cells for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) ... Signaling through CD117 has been implicated in mobilization ...

More definitions of "mobilization":

  • (noun): Act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action.
    Example: "Mobilization of the country's economic resources"
    Synonyms: mobilisation

Famous quotes containing the word mobilization:

    When they are preparing for war, those who rule by force speak most copiously about peace until they have completed the mobilization process.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)