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Black Gold and Blackmail: Oil and Great Power Politics

Rosemary A. Kelanic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748295
eISBN:
9781501749216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748295.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book seeks to explain why great powers adopt such different strategies to protect their oil access from politically motivated disruptions. In extreme cases, such as Imperial Japan in 1941, great ... More


Oil and Military Effectiveness

Rosemary A. Kelanic

in Black Gold and Blackmail: Oil and Great Power Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748295
eISBN:
9781501749216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748295.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter discusses the military value of oil and traces its origins to the historical transformation from coal to oil as the major military fuel during World War I. Oil's superiority over coal ... More


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