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A View To A Kill: Egypt’s Grand Strategy In Her Northern Empire

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The paper discusses Egypt's grand strategy in the New Kingdom, focussing on the Near East. Egypt positioned many garrisons in the whole area which enabled quick response to rebellions. It may be concluded that the pharaohs take all five postulated instruments to secure the newly gained predominance. The demonstration of military strength as a means of deterrence - although it would be overinterpreting the sources to argue that Egyptian missions were regular and seasonal as Liverani suggests. Direct Strategy: the aim is to move towards the enemy, to overwhelm him with strategic offensive; according to Christoph Abegglen: in order to impose one's own will upon the enemy one mainly uses or threatens with the instrument of power "armed forces". First, the favoured strategic model is direct threat, followed by indirect threat, but successive actions and violent conflict are also applied.

Keywords: armed forces; direct strategy; Egypt; grand strategy; indirect threat; Liverani; New Kingdom; northern empire.; pharaoh

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