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South American Battleships 1908-59

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Type: Softcover

Product Line: New Vanguard - Ships - Modern Navy - Assorted

MSRP $18.00


Product Info

Title
South American Battleships 1908-59
Publisher
Category
Author
Mark Lardas
Publish Year
2018
Pages
48
Dimensions
7.25x9.75x.25"
NKG Part #
2148749180
MFG. Part #
OSPNVG264
Type
Softcover

Description

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 categories 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 neighbor 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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