The Upper Yangtze

William Reynolds Braisted

in Diplomats in Blue

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780813032887
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038223 | DOI:
The Upper Yangtze

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This chapter examines the challenges posed by the upper Yangtze River for the U.S. Navy's Asiatic Fleet deployed to China for diplomatic purposes. In explains that aside from its numerous tributaries, the Yangtze River was the most troubled stretch within the Yangtze River Patrol Force's sphere of operations. It was suspected that in this area warlords and robbers agreed to share protection money, and the robber bandits thus became de facto units of the warlord's army.

Keywords: Yangtze River; U.S. Navy; Asiatic Fleet; China; protection money; warlords; robbers

Chapter.  20024 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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