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The challenge of grand strategy : the great powers and the broken balance between the world wars

Author: Jeffrey W Taliaferro; Norrin M Ripsman; Steven E Lobell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"The years between the world wars represent an era of broken balances: the retreat of the United States from global geopolitics, the weakening of Great Britain and France, Russian isolation following the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, the resurgence of German power in Europe, and the rise of Japan in East Asia. All these factors complicated great-power politics. This book brings together historians and political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Challenge of grand strategy.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012018813
(OCoLC)779264924
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey W Taliaferro; Norrin M Ripsman; Steven E Lobell
ISBN: 9781139526210 1139526219 9781283574785 1283574780 9781139136808 1139136801 9781139528603 1139528602
OCLC Number: 808367114
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 347 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction: grand strategy between the World Wars / Steven E. Lobell, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, and Norrin M. Ripsman --
2. Deterrence, coercion, and enmeshment: French grand strategy and the German problem after World War I / Peter Jackson --
3. The legacy of coercive peace building: the Locarno treaty, Anglo-French grand strategy, and the 1936 Rhineland crisis / Scott A. Silverstone --
4. The League of Nations and grand strategy: a contradiction in terms? / Andrew Webster --
5. Economic interdependence and the grand strategies of Germany and Japan, 1925-1941 / Dale C. Copeland --
6. Britain's grand strategy during the 1930s: from balance of power to components of power / Steven E. Lobell --
7. British grand strategy and the rise of Germany, 1933-1936 / Norrin M. Ripsman and Jack S. Levy --
8. Strategy of innocence or provocation? The Roosevelt administration's road to World War II / Jeffrey W. Taliaferro --
9. The rising sun was no jackal: Japanese grand strategy, the Tripartite pact, and alliance formation theory / Tsuyoshi Kawasaki --
10. Powers of division: from the anti-Comintern to the Nazi-Soviet and Japanese-Soviet Pacts, 1936-1941 / Timothy W. Crawford --
11. Soviet grand strategy in the interwar years: ideology as realpolitik / Mark L. Haas --
12. Conclusions: rethinking interwar grand strategies / David M. Edelstein.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, Norrin M. Ripsman, Steven E. Lobell.
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