Making of Strategy Rulers, States, and War
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Description: Most writing about strategy has focused on individual strategic theorists or great military leaders. This book focuses instead on the messy processes by which rulers and states have framed strategy in the past - a subject of vital practical importance to strategists, and of great interest to students of strategy and statecraft. It consists of 17 case studies that range from fifth-century Athens and Ming China to Hitler's Germany, Israel, and the post-1945 United States. The studies analyse, within a common interpretive framework, precisely how rulers and states have made strategy. The introduction emphasises the constants in the rapidly shifting world of the strategist; the concluding essay tries to understand the forces that have driven the transformation of strategy since 400 BC and seem likely to continue to transform it in the future.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/31/1996
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Williamson Murray is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defense Analysis, Washington, D.C.
|Introduction: on strategy|
|Athenian strategy in the Peloponnesian War|
|The strategy of a warrior state: Rome and the wars against Carthage, 264-201 BC|
|Chinese strategy from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries|
|The making of strategy in Habsburg Spain: Philip II's 'bid for mastery', 1556-1598|
|The origins of a global strategy: England to 1713 William S. Maltby|
|A quest for glory: the formation of strategy under Louis XIV, 1661-1715|
|To the edge of greatness: the United States, 1783-1865|
|Strategic uncertainties of a nation state: Prussia-Germany, 1871-1918|
|The weary titan: strategy and policy in Great Britain, 1890-1918|
|The strategy of the decisive weight: Italy, 1882-1992|
|The road to ideological war: Germany, 1918-1945|
|The collapse of empire: British strategy, 1919-1945|
|The strategy of innocence? The United States, 1920-1945|
|The illusion of security: France, 1919-1940|
|Strategy for class war: the Soviet Union, 1917-1941|
|The evolution of Israeli strategy: the psychology of insecurity and the quest for absolute security|
|Strategy in the Nuclear Age: the United States, 1945-1991|
|Conclusion: continuity and revolution in the making of strategy|