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How states pay for wars

Author: Rosella Cappella Zielinski
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Armies fight battles, states fight wars. To focus solely on armies is to neglect the broader story of victory and defeat. Military power stems from an economic base, and without wealth, soldiers cannot be paid, weapons cannot be procured, and food cannot be bought. War finance is among the most consequential decisions any state makes: how a state finances a war affects not only its success on the battlefield but  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosella Cappella Zielinski
ISBN: 9781501702495 1501702491
OCLC Number: 971334538
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-179) and index.
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2017 Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award (International History and Politics Section, American Political Science Association).
Description: xv,187 pages. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : making money, making war How states pay for wars Truman and the Korean War Johnson and the Vietnam War Britain and currency reserves during World War II and the Crimean War Taxation and currency reserves during the Russo-Japanese War Confronting the costs of war, 1823-2003 Conclusion : long war finance in perspective
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In How States Pay for Wars, Rosella Cappella Zielinski clarifies several critical dynamics lying at the nexus of financial and military...  Read more...


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