Girding for Battle: The Arms Trade in a Global Perspective, 1815-1940

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - 236 sayfa

The literature on the post-1950 arms trade is exhaustive. In contrast, there is almost nothing that examines the pre-1950 trade in arms in a solid, empirical manner. This volume fills that void. It is a broad collection of articles that examines aspects of the global trade in armaments from 1815 to 1940. Its collective thrust analyzes the connections between diplomacy, the domestic politics of procurement, private business, and military technology transfers in Asia, Europe, and Africa and the Americas.

The Stoker-Grant collection disentangles the threads of diplomatic, domestic, political, and economic factors in explaining specific outcomes for each country. The research and conclusions are empirically and uniquely grounded in the archival evidence from the state and company records of the participants. Moreover, it advances academic and popular understanding of the arms trade in a number of significant ways. First, it elucidates the existing discussions of the arms race leading up to World War I by providing a longer-term context. In considering nearly a century and a half of case studies rather than a single decade, this work allows for a more accurate and non-polemical appraisal of the linkages between armaments and the outbreak of wars. An important collection for scholars, students, and other researchers involved with military history and business and political linkages in the global arms trade.

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Egypts NineteenthCentury Armaments Industry
The Arms Trade in Eastern Europe 18701914
The New Navy and the Old World The United States Navys Foreign Arms Purchasing in the Late Nineteenth Century
The Art of the Deal
Undermining the Cordon Sanitaire Naval Arms Sales and AngloFrench Competition in Latvia 192425
German Secret Submarine Exports 191935
The Politics of Arms Not Given Japan Ethiopia and Italy in the 1930s
The Most Unlikely of Allies Hitler and Haile Selassie and the Defense of Ethiopia 193536
ItaloSoviet Military Cooperation in the 1930s
United StatesSoviet Naval Relations in the 1930s The Soviet Unions Efforts to Purchase Naval Vessels
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DONALD J. STOKER JR. is Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College, Monterey Programs Office. Among his earlier publications is Britain, France, and the Naval Arms Trade in the Baltic.

JONATHAN A. GRANT is Associate Professor of Modern Russian History at Florida State University. He is the author of Big Business in Russia: The Putilov Company in Late Imperial Russia, 1868-1917 as well as articles dealing with defense industries and the arms trade.

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