Seapower-What is It? Navy, Merchant Marine, Bases
We commonly regard our country as being composed exclusively of an aggregation of elements on land-economic, social, political, cultural, military, etc. Yet thousands of years of human experience has proven that seapower is a main component of national greatness: that it is in truth such an important handmaiden to land power as actually to constitute an indispensable part of the nation itself. This national character of seapower considered as a whole is well worth stressing.
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