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War in the modern great power system, 1495-1975

Author: Jack S Levy
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [1983] ©1983
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The apparently accelerating arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union and the precarious political conditions existing in many parts of the world have given rise to new anxiety about the possibility of military confrontation between the superpowers. Despite the fateful nature of the risk, we have little knowledge, as Jack S. Levy has pointed out, "of the conditions, processes, and events which might  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Levy, Jack S.
War in the Modern Great Power System : 1495--1975.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack S Levy
ISBN: 9780813163659 081316365X
OCLC Number: 900345093
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Empirical Study of War --
2. The Modern Great Power System --
3. Definition and Identification of the Wars --
4. Measurement of the Wars --
5. Quantitative Description of the Wars --
6. Historical Trends in War --
7. War Contagion --
8. Conclusion: A Base for Further Investigation.
Responsibility: Jack S. Levy.

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Provides a much-needed perspective on the major wars of the past. In this thorough and systematic study, Jack S. Levy carefully defines the Great Power concept and identifies the Great Powers and  Read more...

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