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South American Battleships 1908 59

Author : Mark Lardas
ISBN : 9781472825117
Genre : History
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In 1908 the most incredible naval arms race in history began. Flush with cash from rubber and coffee, Brazil decided to order three of the latest, greatest category of warship available – the dreadnought battleship. One Brazilian dreadnought by itself could defeat the combined gunnery of every other warship of all the other South American nations. Brazil's decision triggered its neighbour Argentina to order its own brace of dreadnoughts, which in turn forced Chile (which had fought boundary disputes with Argentina) to order some. In the process, the South American dreadnought mania drove the three participants nearly into insolvency, led to the bankruptcy of a major shipyard, and triggered a chain of events which led Turkey to declare war on Great Britain. It also produced several groundbreaking dreadnought designs and one of the world's first aircraft carriers.
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Rulers Guns And Money

Author : Jonathan A. Grant
ISBN : 0674024427
Genre : History
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The explosion of the industrial revolution and the rise of imperialism served to dramatically increase the supply and demand for weapons on a global scale. Challenging the traditional view of arms dealers as agents of their own countries, Grant asserts that these firms pursued their own economic interests while convincing their homeland governments that weapon sales meant national prestige and influence. In this book, Grant vividly chronicles how the resulting arms trade eventually led to an all-out arms race, and ultimately to war.
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The Danger Of Dreams

Author : Nancy Mitchell
ISBN : 0807847755
Genre : Political Science
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American imperialism in Latin America at the beginning of the twentieth century has been explained, in part, as a response to the threat posed by Germany in the region. But, as Nancy Mitchell demonstrates, the German actions that raised American hackles t
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The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015558914
Genre : American literature
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The Publishers Weekly

Author : R.R. Bowker Company
ISBN : UOM:39015033468094
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Cis Us Serial Set Index 58th 60th Congresses 1903 1909

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ISBN : MINN:31951001029087A
Genre : American state papers
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The CIS U.S. Serial Set Index includes an Index of Subjects and Keywords as well as an Index of Names and Organizations. There is also a numerical list of reports and documents and a schedule of serial volumes to assist in locating a copy of a document in the serial set once the congressional reference number is known. Each reference in the subject index gives the document number, the congress and session, and the volume in the Serial Set where the document can be found. This index gives the most consistently comprehensive information of any of the indexes about where to locate a document in the Serial Set and is an excellent starting point for historical searching.
Category: American state papers