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Career of empire : America and imperial expansion over land and sea / George Liska.


Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1978] .
ISBN 080182057X, 9780801820571

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Subjects Aussenpolitik.
Diplomatic relations.
Geschichte.
Gran Bretaña -- Relaciones exteriores.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations.
Great Britain.
Imperialism.
Imperialismo.
Imperialismus.
Roma -- Historia -- Imperio, 30 a.C. 476 d.C.
Rome (Empire)
Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D.
USA.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
United States.
Series Studies in international affairs (Washington Center of Foreign Policy Research)
Description xi, 360 pages ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Companion volume to the author's Quest for equilibrium, published in 1977.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Completes the magisterial reexamination begun in Quest for equilibrium, of the sources, precedents, and continuing predicaments of the United states at the outset of the third century of national involvement in world affairs ... Portrays the external, domestic, politico-military, and economic factors that propelled Americans from its earliest colonial beginnings into fitfully continuing expansion ... [These factors] both aided and hampered the United States in the organization and defense of what eventually became a worldwide empire"--Jacket.
Contents pt. 1. Rome and Britain. Introduction : stages in expansion -- Expansion into empire : international determinants -- Extensions of empire : domestic dynamics -- Empire and imperialism : economic dilemmas -- Development and defense of empire : organizational dead ends -- Decline and dissolution of empire : terminal distempers -- part 2. America and empire. Introduction : the political economy of expansion -- American expansion : international determinants -- American expansion : domestic dynamics -- American expansion : economic dilemmas -- American empire : development and defense -- American empire : decline and dissolution -- Conclusion. The American experience with empire : universality and uniqueness.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Great Britain
United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3748303
(OCoLC)ocm03748303
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Liska, George.
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