In 49 BC, when Caesar confronted 90,000 enemy troops, the weather suddenly changed.
The Mediterranean region, which was supposed to be a dry season, rarely experienced heavy rains. If it is a weekday, heavy rain is not a big problem for the Caesar army, who are used to fighting in the field. But this time the situation is different, because Caesar's 30,000 troops are right in the delta between the two rivers.
Days of heavy rain caused the river to soar. Caesar’s army was trapped in an island surrounded by the river, unable to even bring in food.
Now, there is not much food left in the army, but the torrential rain continues to rages for many days, and there is no sign of stopping at all. If this continues, Caesar’s 30,000 soldiers will have to starve to death before fighting.
On the other side of the river were three times their own enemy army. They ate bread and laughed at the besieged Caesar army. Caesar has entered "a desperate situation with nowhere to go". The commander of the enemy army has even sent someone to deliver a good news to the capital.
In military history, there are countless cases of battle failures due to weather. Just when everyone thought that Caesar was going to fail, Caesar suddenly came up with a wonderful way.
He asked the soldiers to secretly dig new ditches in the upper reaches of the swift river to direct the water to the enemy. As a result, the river course changed, and not only the survival dilemma of 30,000 people was broken, but also 90,000 enemy troops were besieged by heavy rains and floods. You know, the problem of 90,000 people being trapped to eat can be much more troublesome than that of 30,000 people.
With this ingenious strategy, Caesar let the goddess of victory stand on his side. Most people accept the dilemma caused by the rainstorm, just thinking about how to deal with it. Caesar thinks from the source of the predicament-although I can't control the rainstorm, I can change the direction of the flood. Why must the problem caused by the rainstorm be mine?