The Sea-Based Commonwealth

Friedman, Norman
June 2007
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jun2007, Vol. 133 Issue 6, p88
Conference Proceeding
The article presents the author's views on the relations between the sea-based commonwealth countries of the world. According to the author, the sea-based view of the world is different from what a map shows. The closeness in relation to the sea between different countries is not based on travel time, but rather on the ease with which heavy weights can move. The author comments on historical aspects related to the naval strength of countries including the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.


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