In Chapter 2, Section A above we saw how Schmitt in The Concept of the Political seeks to define the enemy with reference to his own ideal description of the jus publicum Europaeum as an epoch in which it was possible to tie the concept of the political to the state, despite the independence of these two concepts. War was, in other words, to be understood as a war between states and the enemy as the external enemy, who was not to be viewed with hatred, but treated with respect. Schmitt here already observed the demise of the state form as well as the threat of US imperialism and its dehumanisation of the enemy. In Chapter 2, Section B the focus was on the partisan who fights both against a foreign invader in defence of the homeland and as a world revolutionary in an international civil war. In the Theory of the Partisan Schmitt seeks to contain this civil war in a way similar to what was achieved with the jus publicum Europaeum, through his definition of the partisan as essentially telluric as well as through the idea of great spaces (Groβräume), an idea which he had developed since the late 1930s with reference to the Monroe Doctrine of 1823 and within the context of Hitler’s plans at the time for the expansion of German territory.