New PDF release: Deterrence through Strength: British Naval Power and Foreign

By Rebecca Berens Matzke

ISBN-10: 0803235143

ISBN-13: 9780803235144

The thought of a Pax Britannica—a idea implying that Britain’s overwhelming energy enforced worldwide peace within the period that started with Napoleon’s defeat in 1815—largely ended with the British Empire itself. even supposing so much historians nonetheless view this era as a departure from the eighteenth century, while long coalition wars have been typical, critics argue that Britain had merely restricted technique of workout energy within the 19th century and that British army or naval power performed a trifling function in protecting peace.
In Deterrence via Strength, Rebecca Berens Matzke unearths how Britain’s diplomatic and naval authority within the early Victorian interval was once no longer circumstantial yet fairly in accordance with genuine fiscal and naval energy in addition to on resolute political management. The Royal Navy’s major position within the 19th century was once to be a deterrent strength, a task it skillfully performed. With its intimidating fleet, stronger by way of steam expertise, its nice reserves and ship-building skill, and its safe monetary, financial, and political helps, British naval strength posed a real hazard. In studying 3 diplomatic crises—in North the USA, China, and the Mediterranean—Matzke demonstrates that Britain did certainly impression different international locations with its navy’s offensive functions yet continuously with the aim of conserving peace, balance, and British diplomatic freedom.

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