17.484 Comparative Grand Strategy and Military Doctrine


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A comparative study of the grand strategies and military doctrines of the great powers in Europe (Britain, France, Germany, and Russia) from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. Examines strategic developments in the years preceding and during World Wars I and II. What factors have exerted the greatest influence on national strategies? How may the quality of a grand strategy be judged? Exploration of comparative case study methodology also plays a central role. What consequences seem to follow from grand strategies of different types? Open to undergraduates with permission of instructor.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.484 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by F. Gavin.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesdays in E53-438.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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