The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History, 1660 - 1783 by Alfred Thayer Mahan
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Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum. During the s, Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan's books shaped American foreign policy by arguing that national power was contingent on control of the seas, allocation of domestic natural resources, and the expansion of foreign markets. He supported the establishment of colonies in the Caribbean and Pacific and joining them by a U. All rights reserved. Legal Policy. Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum. About Us Video Series Prof.
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It details the role of sea power during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and discussed the various factors needed to support and achieve sea power, with emphasis on having the largest and most powerful fleet. Scholars considered it the single most influential book in naval strategy. Its policies were quickly adopted by most major navies,     ultimately leading to the World War I naval arms race. It is also cited as one of the contributing factors of the United States becoming a great power. Mahan formulated his concept of sea power while reading a history book in Lima , Peru.
In , Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan , a lecturer in naval history and the president of the United States Naval War College, published The Influence of Sea Power upon History, —, a revolutionary analysis of the importance of naval power as a factor in the rise of the British Empire. Mahan and some leading American politicians believed that these lessons could be applied to U. The s were marked by social and economic unrest throughout the United States, which culminated in the onset of an economic depression between and Mahan believed that the U. What concerned Mahan most was ensuring that the U.