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Old School Battleship vs. Battleship: How the First Ironclad Battle Changed Everything

Monday, April 15, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Michael Peck  |  April 15, 2019  |  National Interest

 

If technology has become key, then so are the resources that support it. Eighteenth-century Britain fought wars to ensure that it had access to naval supplies such as wood, hemp and tar. In the Industrial Age, different resources were needed. Not just iron, coal and oil, but intellectual and skilled resources: naval architects, engineers, mechanics and sailor with technical skills. Which meant that those nations with the industrial, mineral and mental resources would become dominant.

Had you been around 155 years ago, and stood on the Virginia shore on a March day in 1862, you would have witnessed the most astounding sight. READ MORE...


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