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Deterrence Through Strength: British Naval Power and Foreign Policy Under Pax Britannica (Studies in War, Society, and the Military)

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The notion of a Pax Britannica—a concept implying that Britains overwhelming strength enforced global peace in the era that began with Napoleons defeat in 1815—largely ended with the British Empire itself. Although most historians still view this period as a departure from the eighteenth century, when lengthy coalition wars were commonplace, critics argue that Britain had only limited means of exercising power in the nineteenth century and that British military or naval strength played an insignificant role in preserving peace.
 
In Deterrence through Strength, Rebecca Berens Matzke reveals how Britains diplomatic and naval authority in the early Victorian period was not circumstantial but rather based on real economic and naval strength as well as on resolute political leadership. The Royal Navys main role in the nineteenth century was to be a deterrent force, a role it skillfully played. With its intimidating fleet, enhanced by steam technology, its great reserves and ship-building capacity, and its secure financial, economic, and political supports, British naval power posed a genuine threat. In examining three diplomatic crises—in North America, China, and the Mediterranean—Matzke demonstrates that Britain did indeed influence other nations with its navys offensive capabilities but always with the goal of preserving peace, stability, and British diplomatic freedom.

About the Author

Rebecca Berens Matzke is an associate professor of history at Ripon College in Wisconsin. She has previously published in Journal of British Studies and War in History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803235144
Author:
Matzke, Rebecca Berens
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Studies in War, Society, and the Militar
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 maps
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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