He reached every American household by enlisting the services of the women.
The exceptional position of the United States, with a population about equal to that of the rest of the American continent, and of Great Britain, an island state but little exposed to military invasion, places both beyond absolute need of large standing armies, and renders an enlisting system feasible which would be quite inadequate for the recruitment of armies on the French or German scale.
Instead of enlisting them as friends, the Prussian government contrived by wild and wanton persecution to make them its enemies.
The expense of enlisting io,000 Swiss was to be borne equally by pope and emperor.
But now George discomfited all his enemies by suddenly excluding his own son from the throne in favour of Ladislaus, the eldest son of Casimir IV., thus skilfully enlisting Poland on his side.