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A New Washington Naval Conference for Asia?
« on: December 03, 2013, 11:20:04 PM »


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Re: A New Washington Naval Conference for Asia?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 11:27:41 PM »
I would like to remind people to know that the The Washington Naval Treaty of 1921 and its follow-up treaties were utter failures.The Washington Treaty marked the end of a long period of increases of battleship construction. Many ships currently being constructed were scrapped or converted into aircraft carriers. The Treaty limits were respected, and then extended by the London Naval Treaty of 1930. It was not until the mid-1930s that navies began to build bigger battleships once again, and the power and size of new battleships began to increase once again. The Japanese denunciated the treaty because they considered the 5:5:3 ratio of ships as another way of being snubbed by the West. They left the treaty in 1934.
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