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Chapters: Naval Defence Act 1889, Local Government Act 1889, Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889, Regulation of Railways Act 1889, Prevention of Cruelty To, and Protection Of, Children Act 1889, Master and Servant Act 1889. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where y Chapters: Naval Defence Act 1889, Local Government Act 1889, Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889, Regulation of Railways Act 1889, Prevention of Cruelty To, and Protection Of, Children Act 1889, Master and Servant Act 1889. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Naval Defence Act 1889 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, instituted on May 31, 1889 to increase the United Kingdom's naval strength and formally adopt the countrys "two-power standard." The standard called for the Royal Navy to maintain a number of battleships at least equal to the combined strength of the next two largest navies in the world which at that point were France and Russia. The Battleship HMS Royal Sovereign The act was passed under the government of Lord Salisbury and facilitated spending 21,500,000 over five years toward fleet expansion. Initially Parliament opposed the increase in naval expenditures. Parliaments stance on the issue shifted due to several factors. First, expert naval opinions presented to Parliament in December 1888 and February 1889 rendered critical views on the state of the navy. The buildup of the French and Russian navies was another factor pointing to purported British weakness. As a result, public support for proposed naval growth grew and placed further pressure on Parliament to support the act. In reality the two-power standard had been informally used over the past seventy years and for a brief period during the 1850s Britain had met the standard. Britain already enjoyed international naval superiority. The Naval Defence Act reasserted the standard by its formal adoption and hoped to improve British naval supremacy to an even higher level. The expansion came in the form of ten battleships, forty-two cruisers, and eighteen t...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=15518263


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Chapters: Naval Defence Act 1889, Local Government Act 1889, Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889, Regulation of Railways Act 1889, Prevention of Cruelty To, and Protection Of, Children Act 1889, Master and Servant Act 1889. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where y Chapters: Naval Defence Act 1889, Local Government Act 1889, Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889, Regulation of Railways Act 1889, Prevention of Cruelty To, and Protection Of, Children Act 1889, Master and Servant Act 1889. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Naval Defence Act 1889 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, instituted on May 31, 1889 to increase the United Kingdom's naval strength and formally adopt the countrys "two-power standard." The standard called for the Royal Navy to maintain a number of battleships at least equal to the combined strength of the next two largest navies in the world which at that point were France and Russia. The Battleship HMS Royal Sovereign The act was passed under the government of Lord Salisbury and facilitated spending 21,500,000 over five years toward fleet expansion. Initially Parliament opposed the increase in naval expenditures. Parliaments stance on the issue shifted due to several factors. First, expert naval opinions presented to Parliament in December 1888 and February 1889 rendered critical views on the state of the navy. The buildup of the French and Russian navies was another factor pointing to purported British weakness. As a result, public support for proposed naval growth grew and placed further pressure on Parliament to support the act. In reality the two-power standard had been informally used over the past seventy years and for a brief period during the 1850s Britain had met the standard. Britain already enjoyed international naval superiority. The Naval Defence Act reasserted the standard by its formal adoption and hoped to improve British naval supremacy to an even higher level. The expansion came in the form of ten battleships, forty-two cruisers, and eighteen t...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=15518263

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