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The Resource Fragile rise : grand strategy and the fate of Imperial Germany, 1871-1914, Xu Qiyu ; foreword by Graham Allison ; translated by Joshua Hill, (electronic resource)

Fragile rise : grand strategy and the fate of Imperial Germany, 1871-1914, Xu Qiyu ; foreword by Graham Allison ; translated by Joshua Hill, (electronic resource)

Label
Fragile rise : grand strategy and the fate of Imperial Germany, 1871-1914
Title
Fragile rise
Title remainder
grand strategy and the fate of Imperial Germany, 1871-1914
Statement of responsibility
Xu Qiyu ; foreword by Graham Allison ; translated by Joshua Hill
Title variation
Grand strategy and the fate of Imperial Germany, 1871-1914
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"In Fragile Rise, Xu Qiyu offers a Chinese perspective on the course of German grand strategy in the decades before World War I. He traces the evolution of Germany's strategic choices from the era of Bismarck to the July Crisis. Xu shows how Germany's diplomatic blunders turned its growing power into a liability instead of an asset. Bismarck's successors provoked tension and conflict with the other European great powers. Germany's attempts to build a powerful navy alienated Britain. Fearing an assertive Germany, France and Russia formed an alliance, leaving the declining Austro-Hungarian Empire as Germany's only major ally. Xu's account demonstrates that better strategy and statesmanship could have made a difference--both for Germany and for Europe. His analysis offers important lessons for the leaders of China and other countries. Fragile Rise reminds us that the emergence of a new great power creates risks that can be managed only by adroit diplomats, including the leaders of the emerging power. In the twenty-first century, another great war may not be inevitable. Heeding the lessons of Fragile Rise could make it even less likely."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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Xu, Qiyu
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1977-
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Hill, Joshua
Series statement
Belfer Center studies in international security
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geopolitics
  • Balance of power
  • Strategy
  • Germany
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
Fragile rise : grand strategy and the fate of Imperial Germany, 1871-1914, Xu Qiyu ; foreword by Graham Allison ; translated by Joshua Hill, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-327) and index
Contents
A low-profile rise -- "Active shaping" and the foundation of a grand strategy -- Working to maintain the grand strategy -- Entering the post-Bismarckian era -- Institutions, society, popular opinion, and grand strategy -- From Weltpolitik to encirclement -- An obsession with command of the seas -- The Schlieffen Plan and the retreat of grand strategy -- Crisis management on the path to war, 1908-1914
Control code
ssj0002200142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Acquired (12/12/2019) MM
Isbn
9780262036054
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016041048
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002200142
Label
Fragile rise : grand strategy and the fate of Imperial Germany, 1871-1914, Xu Qiyu ; foreword by Graham Allison ; translated by Joshua Hill, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-327) and index
Contents
A low-profile rise -- "Active shaping" and the foundation of a grand strategy -- Working to maintain the grand strategy -- Entering the post-Bismarckian era -- Institutions, society, popular opinion, and grand strategy -- From Weltpolitik to encirclement -- An obsession with command of the seas -- The Schlieffen Plan and the retreat of grand strategy -- Crisis management on the path to war, 1908-1914
Control code
ssj0002200142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 341 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Acquired (12/12/2019) MM
Isbn
9780262036054
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016041048
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002200142

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