Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

A Brief History of Cruisers, Witnesses of the Colonial Imperialism

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Yiding Liu
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Yiding Liu
Available Online 17 December 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.526How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Colonialism, Imperialism, Naval History, Military History, Cruisers
Abstract

This article discusses the history of cruisers as a category of warships by examining its relations with the Colonial Empires. The first part of this article discussed the initial definition of cruisers under the 1878 system of classification; the second part discussed the changes added to the cruiser concept during the Wars and under the treaties. The end discussed the end of cruiser and how this change of classification system is linked with the fall of maritime Empires during the Cold War, when they were no longer defensible with cruiser ships. The article proposed a different perspective to view warships as a symbol of the developments of Imperialism and Colonialism, hopefully to encourage a further discussion between traditional colonial studies and military history study.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-304-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.526How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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