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Navigation Acts

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Regional and National History.

Were intended to protect English (later British) commerce from foreign competition. This assumed that the volume of world trade was finite and that any gain by one country could only be at...

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shipbuilding

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Transport over water is a necessity in most parts of the world. Since time immemorial ships have been constructed in any place with a suitable shoreline, easily procured supplies of timber,...

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