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Gold, Blood, and Power: Finance and War Through the Ages

James Lacey
Format
EBook; Book; Government Document; Online
Published
Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2015.
Language
English
Variant Title
Finance and war through the ages4
ISBN
1584876824, 9781584876823
SuDoc Number
D 101.146:F 49
Summary
"This monograph presents a survey of the crucial link between state (national) power and finance from the ancient era through to the present day. Cicero once said that the true sinew of war was 'endless streams of money.' His observation remains as accurate today as it was when Rome first began constructing its Empire. Unfortunately, too many historical works leave this crucial underpinning link out of their narratives. Even those that do economic and financial concerns typically miss the fact that the size of a state's economy often has little to do with its capacity to wield influence on the global stage. Much more crucial, in this regard, is the possession of an administrative system capable of efficiently mobilizing a state's resources. It was such an administrative apparatus that allowed Britain to punch far above its weight in the international arena for centuries. As a survey, this work is far from comprehensive, but the author hopes it will provide a stepping stone for a much-needed in-depth examination of the topic"--Publisher's web site.
Contents
  • Ancient world
  • Dark ages
  • Early modern era
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Concluding thoughts.
Description
1 online resource (ix, 107 pages) : illustrations
Notes
  • "May 2015."
  • Paper version available for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-107).
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