The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by A. T. MahanThe Influence Of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 by A. T. Mahan

The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

byA. T. Mahan

Paperback | October 16, 2012

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Excerpt: ... they could do again what they had done once, at a point not far distant from their own shores. They understood the state of the case. Not so with Madras. How profound must have been the surprise of the native princes at this surrender, how injurious to the personality of Dupleix and the influence he had gained among them, to see him, in the very hour of victory, forced, by a power they could not 278 understand, to relinquish his spoil! They were quite right; the mysterious power which they recognized by its working, though they saw it not, was not in this or that man, king or statesman, but in that control of the sea which the French government knew forbade the hope of maintaining that distant dependency against the fleets of England. Dupleix himself saw it not; for some years more he continued building, on the sand of Oriental intrigues and lies, a house which he vainly hoped would stand against the storms that must descend upon it. The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ending this general war, was signed April 30, 1748, by England, France, and Holland, and finally by all the powers in October of the same year. With the exception of certain portions shorn off the Austrian Empire,
Title:The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783Format:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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