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Alfred Thayer Mahan, the father of U. S. geostrategy, outlined the geostrategic divisions of Eurasia in his 1900 piece The Problem of Asia and Its Effect Upon International Policies.
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The key leader was Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz ( 1849 – 1930 ), who greatly expanded the size and quality of the Navy, while adopting the sea power theories of American strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan.
He created popular magazines about the navy, arranged for Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power upon History, which argued the importance of naval forces, to be translated into German and serialised in newspapers, arranged rallies in support and invited politicians and industrialists to naval reviews.
However, it became more widely known when American naval strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan used the term in 1902 to ' designate the area between Arabia and India '.
One fraction led by Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz were avid followers of the teachings of the American historian Alfred Thayer Mahan and believed in building a “ balanced fleet ” centred around the battleship that would, if war came, seek out and win a decisive battle of annihilation ( Entscheidungsschlacht ) against the Royal Navy.
Plan of the fleet deployment during the Battle of Cape St Vincent, 14 February 1797 </ br > by Alfred Thayer Mahan During the night came the sounds that the English fleet had been waiting to hear – the signal guns of the Spanish ships in the fog.
At a time when industrialisation was reaping major advances in naval technology, one American strategist, Alfred Thayer Mahan, almost single-handedly brought the field of naval strategy up to date.
The Navy was modernized in the 1880s, and by the 1890s had adopted the naval power strategy of Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan -- as indeed did every major navy.
Influenced by the American geostrategist Alfred Thayer Mahan, Ratzel wrote of aspirations for German naval reach, agreeing that sea power was self-sustaining, as the profit from trade would pay for the merchant marine, unlike land power.
Alfred Thayer Mahan, a frequent commentator on world naval strategic and diplomatic affairs, believed that national greatness was inextricably associated with the sea, with its commercial usage in peace and its control in war.
Mackinder's doctrine of geopolitics involved concepts diametrically opposed to the notion of Alfred Thayer Mahan about the significance of navies ( he coined the term sea power ) in world conflict.
Ostensibly based upon the geopolitical theory of American naval officer Alfred Thayer Mahan, and British geographer Halford J. Mackinder, German geopolitik adds older German ideas.
The United States possessed more naval power and, more significantly, Alfred Thayer Mahan's theories were needed to secure the growing influence of the United States in Latin America.
Alfred Thayer Mahan ( September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914 ) was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called " the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century.
Alfred Thayer Mahan was born in West Point, New York, to Dennis Hart Mahan ( a professor at the United States Military Academy ) and Mary Helena Mahan.
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Nicholas J. Spykman could be considered as a disciple and critic of both geostrategists Alfred Mahan, and Halford Mackinder.
Mahan's name became a household word in the German navy, as Kaiser William II ordered his officers to read Mahan, and Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz ( 1849 – 1930 ) used Mahan's reputation to finance a powerful surface fleet.
Alfred and father
My father would have done it if it hadn't been for my mother, who had a fear of being in debt to anyone -- even Alfred Alpert.
Through his father, Alfred Nobel was a descendant of the Swedish scientist Olaus Rudbeck ( 1630 – 1702 ), and in his turn the boy was interested in engineering, particularly explosives, learning the basic principles from his father at a young age.
Friedrich Alfred was called " Fritz " all his life, and was strikingly dissimilar to his father in appearance and personality.
The Marquess of Queensberry, father of Lord Alfred Douglas, an intimate friend of Wilde, planned to present Wilde a bouquet of rotten vegetables and disrupt the show.
The Marquess of Queensberry, the father of Wilde's intimate friend Lord Alfred Douglas ( who was on holiday in Algiers at the time ), had planned to disrupt the play by throwing a bouquet of rotten vegetables at the playwright when he took his bow at the end of the show.
The Christ's College Rugby Football Club ( CCRFC ) was founded in 1875 by Alfred Cort Haddon, considered the father of modern anthropology.
Aethelwulf was succeeded by each of his four surviving sons ruling one after another: the rebellious Aethelbald, then Ethelbert, who had previously inherited the eastern territories from his father and who reunited the kingdom on Aethelbald's death, then Aethelred, and finally Alfred the Great.
Eadburh is mentioned by Asser, a ninth-century monk who wrote a biography of Alfred the Great: Asser says that Eadburh had " power throughout almost the entire kingdom ", and that she " began to behave like a tyrant after the manner of her father ".
His mother died around 1000, after which his father remarried, this time to Emma of Normandy, who had two sons, Edward the Confessor and Alfred.
During the American Revolution, on November 1, 1776, John Paul Jones-the father of the American Navy-set sail in command of Alfred to free hundreds of American prisoners working in the coal mines in eastern Cape Breton.
His father was Alfred Klemens Philipp Friedrich Justinian, the last Oberhofmarschall of the Kingdom of Württemberg.
Alfred Winslow Jones, called " the father of the hedge fund industry ," lived on Poverty Hollow Road.
The town began as a railroad station for the Santa Fe railroad, and was named Alfred, for the son of an attorney. The town is named after Zach Mulhall, father of Lucille Mulhall who was the first official ' cowgirl ' to actually compete against men in rodeo events and win.
Alfred Delp was born in Mannheim, Grand Duchy of Baden, to a Catholic mother and a Protestant father.
On February 15, 1895 Oscar Wilde, Lord Alfred Douglas and Ross approached solicitor Charles Octavius Humphreys with the intention of suing the Marquess of Queensberry, Douglas ' father, for criminal libel.
Alfred Hitchcock's 1972 film Frenzy about a Covent Garden fruit vendor who becomes a serial sex killer, was set in the market where his father had been a wholesale greengrocer.
His mother Catherine Mulvihill's parents, Maria Marsh and Thomas Mulvihill, were from County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland, and his father, Alfred E. Smith, was the son of Italian-German immigrants.
His father, Alfred, a Civil War veteran who owned a small trucking firm, died when the boy was 13 ; at 14 he had to drop out of St. James parochial school to help support the family.
Lyngstad believed that her father, Alfred Haase, had died during the war on his way back to Germany as his ship was reported to have sunk.