The Bases of Military Power

  • Klaus Knorr
Part of the The Political Economy of International Relations book series (IPES)


In clarifying the bases of national military power, the chief focus of this study is on economic strength. The analysis of economic strength as a foundation of military strength will be followed by a somewhat shorter examination of the noneconomic foundations of military power. One cannot fully appreciate the importance of the economic bases without comparing them with noneconomic sinews of strength and without pointing up the principal interrelations between economic and noneconomic factors.


Military Power Military Outlay Economic Strength Military Technology Military Capability 
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