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By Monica Toft, Talbot Imlay

How can we plan less than stipulations of uncertainty? the viewpoint of army planners is a key organizing framework: do they see themselves as getting ready to manage a peace, or getting ready to struggle a destiny warfare? so much interwar volumes research purely the Twenties and the Nineteen Thirties. This new quantity is going again, and ahead in time, to attract on a better expanse of historical past with a view to tease out classes for modern planners.

These chapters are grouped into 4 classes: 1815-1856, 1871-1914, 1918-1938, and post-Second international struggle. They growth from low-tech to high-tech matters, for instance, the 1st interval examines armies, whereas the second one interval examines navies, the 3rd asseses navies mixed with air forces, and eventually for the Kaiser bankruptcy explores nuclear matters and decision-making.

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28, no. 2, 1976, pp. 163–7. 4 Paul Gordon Lauren has identified nine of these procedures (‘Crisis Prevention in Nineteenth-Century Diplomacy,’ pp. 31–64). ’ American Historical Review, June 1992, pp. 699–700. 6 Referenced by Gordon A. T. , The New Cambridge Modern History X (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1960), p. 260. , British Diplomacy 1813–1815: Select Documents Dealing with the Reconstruction of Europe (London: Bell, 1921), p. 281. Webster, Foreign Policy of Castlereagh 1812–1815 (London: Bell, 1931), p.

11 Burroughs, ‘An Unreformed Army? 1815–68,’ p. 164. 12 Paul M. Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery (London: Ashfield Press, 1994), p. 156. 13 Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (New York: Random House, 1987), pp. 143–5. 14 Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, p. 151. 15 Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, p. 153. 16 Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, p. 176. 17 Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, p. 176. 18 Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, p.

The admiralty proposed a peacetime goal of 100 ships of the line and 160 cruisers but even this proved optimistic. 12 Significant though this decline was, undoubtedly the British navy was unchallenged throughout this period even by its two closest rivals, the USA and France. It was through its navy not its army that Britain exercised ascendancy in this period. Others did not challenge her position in 18 Downloaded by [INFLIBNET Centre] at 05:10 29 August 2012 LOUISE RICHARDSON part because the costs of doing so were so high and in part because the British navy did little to threaten the interests of others.

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