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dc.contributor.advisorTillman, Ellen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, William Edward
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-15T18:36:03Z
dc.date.available2013-01-15T18:36:03Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4470
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, December 2012.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe British Empire is one of the most recognizable icons of the nineteenth century, as is the Royal Navy that built and maintained it. Both the empire and the navy gave the relatively small nation of Britain a disproportionately dominant influence in world diplomacy, which was itself dominated by European politics. However, nothing lasts forever, and during the early twentieth century British dominance was challenged and ultimately declined. Using Royal Navy documents and the works of naval leaders, theorists and historians from the late 1800s and early 1900s allowed a study of the Royal Navy during the nineteenth century. That study offered a better understanding of how British diplomatic power was expressed after 1815 and how it changed between 1870 and 1914. Ultimately, British dominance was based on the Royal Navy, but that dominance was challenged by a growing Germany at the end of the century. Going into the twentieth century Britain survived the German threat, but at the cost of overall dominance.en_US
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dc.format.extent59 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectBritainen_US
dc.subjectBritish Royal Navyen_US
dc.subjectNaval strategyen_US
dc.subjectNineteenth centuryen_US
dc.subject19th centuryen_US
dc.subjectShipsen_US
dc.subjectDiplomacyen_US
dc.subjectNaval theoryen_US
dc.titleA Race For Superiority In the English Channel: Naval Theory, Strategy, and Diplomacy, 1870-1914en_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMenninger, Margaret
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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