A Brief History of Cruisers, Witnesses of the Colonial Imperialism
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- Colonialism, Imperialism, Naval History, Military History, Cruisers
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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TY - CONF AU - Yiding Liu PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/17 TI - A Brief History of Cruisers, Witnesses of the Colonial Imperialism BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 686 EP - 691 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.526 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.526 ID - Liu2020 ER -