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Economic Warfare and the SeaGrand Strategies for Maritime Powers, c. 1600-1945$
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David Morgan-Owen and Louis Halewood

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789621594

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789621594.001.0001

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Economics, Warfare, and the Sea, c.1650–1945

Economics, Warfare, and the Sea, c.1650–1945

Chapter:
(p.23) Chapter One Economics, Warfare, and the Sea, c.1650–1945
Source:
(p.iii) Economic Warfare and the Sea Research in Maritime History No. 55
Author(s):

Stephen Conway

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621594.003.0002

This chapter ranges over the full period considered in the book to exemplify a number of central themes in the relationship between economic activity and naval warfare. It looks particularly at the British experience, as Britain was the major naval power for much of these three centuries. The chapter examines matters such as the role of the Navigation Acts, naval blockades, convoy systems, and the stimulation to industry and agriculture provided by shipbuilding, naval armaments, and the supply of foodstuffs to ships’ crews.

Keywords:   Economics, Royal Navy, Navigation Acts, Blockades, Convoys, Demand

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