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The Resource Planning Armageddon : British economic warfare and the First World War, Nicholas A. Lambert, (electronic book)

Planning Armageddon : British economic warfare and the First World War, Nicholas A. Lambert, (electronic book)

Label
Planning Armageddon : British economic warfare and the First World War
Title
Planning Armageddon
Title remainder
British economic warfare and the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas A. Lambert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Before the First World War, the British Admiralty conceived a plan to win rapid victory in the event of war with Germany--economic warfare on an unprecedented scale. This secret strategy called for the state to exploit Britain's effective monopolies in banking, communications, and shipping--the essential infrastructure underpinning global trade--to create a controlled implosion of the world economic system. In this revisionist account, Nicholas Lambert shows in lively detail how naval planners persuaded the British political leadership that systematic disruption of the global economy could bring about German military paralysis. After the outbreak of hostilities, the government shied away from full implementation upon realizing the extent of likely collateral damage--political, social, economic, and diplomatic--to both Britain and neutral countries. Woodrow Wilson in particular bristled at British restrictions on trade. A new, less disruptive approach to economic coercion was hastily improvised. The result was the blockade, ostensibly intended to starve Germany. It proved largely ineffective because of the massive political influence of economic interests on national ambitions and the continued interdependencies of all countries upon the smooth functioning of the global trading system. Lambert's interpretation entirely overturns the conventional understanding of British strategy in the early part of the First World War and underscores the importance in any analysis of strategic policy of understanding Clausewitz's "political conditions of war."
  • Before World War I, the British Admiralty conceived a plan to win rapid victory over Germany--economic warfare on an unprecedented scale. The secret strategy called for the state to exploit Britain's monopolies in banking, communications, and shipping to create an implosion of the world economic system. The plan was never fully implemented
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CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
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Lambert, Nicholas A.
Dewey number
940.3/1
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC260.D4
LC item number
L36 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Sea-power
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Planning Armageddon : British economic warfare and the First World War, Nicholas A. Lambert, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10522593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 651 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780674063068
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
map.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Planning Armageddon : British economic warfare and the First World War, Nicholas A. Lambert, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10522593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 651 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780674063068
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
map.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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