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Unformatted text preview: Major cause of death in navy: disease/accidents Pepys recommend a better diet Grog = wheat beer + rum + sugar Involuntary service = press gangs took civilians w/ exemption letters Wars teach: 1. Utilize sea power 2. Navy or army 3. Colonies, bases, and naval strategy Rise of sea power 1. Geography 2. Economic power 3. Political stability and doctrine Washington has 32,000 men then retreats to Pennsylvania 1. Battlefleets a. Mobile b. Expensive c. Essential to defeat Europeans 2. Commerce raiding a. Useful b. Lucrative c. Cost effective d. Ready made e. Not decisive 3. Coastal fortifications a. Problematic New naval policies 1. Defenseless nation 2. Trade advantages lost Bemis thesis: Europeans distresses are the United States opportunities...
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- Spring '08