By Jim McGuire, Don Greer
A Pictorial background of the Blue Angels
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Extra resources for A Pictorial History of the Blue Angels: U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Teams, 1928-1981
Spain (Philip II) occupies Portugal in 1580. Spain seizes Antwerp: Anglo-Dutch alliance in 1585. William of Orange seizes the English throne in 1688. France declares war on the Netherlands in Dutch and Spanish Wars Wars of Louis XIV 1688. France attacks the Spanish Netherlands in 1701. Napoleonic Wars First and Second World Wars France conquers Austrian Netherlands (November, 1792). France declares war on Britain and the Netherlands in 1793. Germany invades Belgium in 1914. Germany attacks Western Europe in 1940.
140) goes on to comment that for almost three centuries, European predominance (as well as the acceleration of the globalisation process and the evolution of the global system) was confined to (and centred on) the seas. SHIPS, EXPENDITURES, AND SAILORS Recognition of the significance of ocean-going naval capability, however, does not indicate an obvious measurement strategy. , economic wealth, population size, area, and non-naval military strength) need not necessarily be of direct relevance. Much the same verdict may be passed on the volume of international trade and merchant marine size.
Accordingly, some less stringent standard is necessary. A criteria which appears to meet the requirements is suggested by the distinction between ocean-going and seagoing navies. In this context, the terms 'ocean' and 'sea' are being used literally. A state which is considered to be a naval power in the Baltic, the Black Sea, the Caribbean, the Adriatic, the Red Sea, or even the Mediterranean and nowhere else is unlikely to deserve global power status. A state which can claim to be a naval power in the Atlantic, Indian, or Pacific Oceans, on the other hand, has a much better chance of deserving global power status.
A Pictorial History of the Blue Angels: U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Teams, 1928-1981 by Jim McGuire, Don Greer