This is coolbert:
¡Viva Cristo Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
I think not a whole lot of folks have heard of this "war"?
The Cristero War!
"The Cristero War (also known as the Cristiada) of 1926 to 1929 was an uprising against the anti-Catholic Mexican government of the time, set off specifically by the anti-clerical provisions of the Mexican Constitution of 1917."
Relatively recently too! Internal rebellion within Mexico. NOT the Mexican Revolution. A rebellion ["war"] carried out primarily by a peasant army devoted to Catholic teachings. Pro-clerical in a manner the Mexican Revolution was not!
Rebels whose military forces were commanded by amateurs:
* "Jesús Degollado (a druggist)"
* "Victoriano Ramírez (a ranch hand)"
* "two priests, Aristeo Pedroza and José Reyes Vega."
But, amateurs who succeeded, at least for a time, against the professionally led military of the central Mexican government. A druggist, a ranch hand, and two priests. Maybe that is all that you need? Who needs to read Clausewitz and Jomini?
"When Jalisco federal commander General Jesús Ferreira moved on the rebels, he calmly stated that 'it will be less a campaign than a hunt.'"
THIS TURNED OUT NOT TO BE THE CASE. GENERAL JESUS WAS IN FOR A RUDE SHOCK!!
A "war" ending in a negotiated settlement.
"the rebellion was ended by diplomatic means, brokered by the U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow."
Sounds very similar to the situation now existing in Chiapas? Think here of Subcommandante Marcos and the Zapatista Army.