President Celman underrated the strength of the new opposition, and relied upon his armed forces promptly to suppress any signs of open hostility.
He altogether underrated the importance of the national movement in Prussia.
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Thus he greatly underrated the strength of the Establishment, and preposterously exaggerated that of Dissent and Catholicism.
The decisive successes for the Alliance were gained by its naval victories, whose importance William somewhat underrated and for whose execution he had only an indirect responsibility.
It is of course easy to see that Celsus had no apprehension of the spiritual needs even of his own day which it was the Christian purpose to satisfy, that he could not grasp anything of the new life enjoyed by the poor in spirit, and that he underrated the significance of the Church, regarding it simply as one of a number of warring sections (mostly Gnostic), and so seeing only a mark of weakness.
Its strength and popularity, especially among the artizan classes, have been very much underrated by most historians.