In this closely reasoned analysis of the various elements which constitute the latent military strength of nations the author takes up economic capacity, "the will to fight," and the administrative skill of government, and shows how they may be developed and evaluated in the contemporary setting. He has drawn on a wealth of historical material for various countries and relevant research in political science, economics, sociology, and psychology.
Originally published in 1956.
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Table of Contents
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Foreword, pg. v
- Preface, pg. vii
- Contents, pg. ix
- 1. War Potential in the Nuclear Age, pg. 3
- 2. The Nature of Military Power, pg. 19
- 3. War Potential: Meaning and Significance, pg. 40
- 4. Motivation for War, pg. 63
- 5. Government and War Effort, pg. 81
- 6. Wartime Administration, pg. 99
- 7. The Allocation of Resources, pg. 119
- 8. Administrative Instruments and Efficiency, pg. 142
- 9. The Structure of Population and Industries, pg. 163
- 10. Foreign Trade and War Potential, pg. 199
- 11. National Product and War Potential, pg. 220
- 12. Wartime Changes in the National Product, pg. 240
- 13. The Flexibility of the Economy, pg. 271
- 14. The Present State of War Potential, pg. 297
- Index, pg. 307