The Anglo-German Naval Rivalry and Informal Arms Control, 1912-1914

  title={The Anglo-German Naval Rivalry and Informal Arms Control, 1912-1914},
  author={John H. Maurer},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={284 - 308}
  • J. Maurer
  • Published 1 June 1992
  • History
  • Journal of Conflict Resolution
The last stage of the Anglo-German naval arms race before the First World War provides a valuable case study for the evaluation of current theories about the development of cooperation between intensely competitive states. After 1912 the naval competition between Britain and Germany resembled a game of prisoners' dilemma, as decision makers in both countries concluded that they benefitted from reciprocal restraint in battleship-building programs. Another striking feature of the naval rivalry in… 
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