Peter H wrote:German military tradition also downgraded irregular warfare and viewed such participants with contempt.Its hard to adjust from an honoured regular service tradition built over generations to what some regarded as thuggery.
Insurgencies also work better with peasant societes.Poor Third World type road infastructure and adequate large isolated wilderness areas are also mandatory as safe havens,base areas.
This isn't entirely accurate. The ones that looked at irregular warfare were those Prussian staff officers reared in the tradional von Moltke-vian outlook in military matters (Richard L. di Nardo, Germany and the Axis Powers) however, not all German officers looked at irregular warfare with contempt. Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck utilized irregular warfare against the British in German East Africa successfully during WW1 (He and his unit was the only German unit allowed a victory parade in Berlin at the end of WW1, an honor granted by the Alles in high respect of the von Lettow-Vorbeck and his forces). The same with the generation of Germans (under Rudiger von der Goltz) and the Freikorps as well as streifkorps (raiding detachments) in the East which resulted there is a corp of German officers (concentrated in the tradionalist Abwehr) understanding the need for guerilla warfare despite it was a course that wasn't taught in Kriegsakademie