The United States, as a global political and trading empire, a thalassocracy
, is naturally inclined to free trade, since the American economy is very diverse and very industrialized.
Though well-researched and cross-referenced, de Vienne's 'series of hypotheses' regarding a gradually Indianising first-millennium trading chiefdom and an 'Islamised thalassocracy
Although the dreams of this Habsburg thalassocracy
were shattered by the end of the war, Trieste maintained its prominent status in the empire's cultural and political imagination until the very end.
would rise to become the thalassocracy
of the Mediterranean world, (115)
The problem was a variant of the old issue of thalassocracy
versus tellucracy, which has been vexing strategists ever since the Peloponnesian War, this time with Korea and Taiwan as its foci.
Bully Minos' alleged, pre-Polykratean, and archetypal (for Thucydides) thalassocracy
is villainous oppression for one fifth-century tradition (glorifying his young Attic opponent, Theseus), but, for others, it provides a progressive prototype for advancing military and political techniques.
Srivijaya was a scattered thalassocracy
centered on South Sumatra that encompassed both Java and the Malay Peninsula--an "important center for Buddhist expansion in the 8th to 12th centuries" that "influenced much of Southeast Asia.
I thought I knew quite a lot about the various political systems, but I hadn't heard of Thalassocracy
, Lottocracy or Gerontocracy.
At the height of her imperial thalassocracy
, nine-tenths of her timber and two-thirds of her cereal grains were imported.
More likely, if I needed to buttress the unfamiliar with the familiar, I would have thought about the Ancient Greek thalassocracy
or the seafaring feats of the Vikings and Portuguese that I had learned about in school.
The Minoan Thalassocracy
Reconsidered: Provenance Studies of LH IIA/LM IB Pottery from Phylakopi, Ay.
But, at the same time, the narrative more than creaks in a chapter like that ranging from the thalassocracy
of Minos to the Ionian Revolt Assessments of `"Athenian Economy and Society: a Banking Perspective,(6) issued as a paperback in 1997 by Princeton U.