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Maritime Capabilties Case Study - ... This is evident when the submarine HMS Conqueror was order to engage the General Belgrano contrary to the rule of engagement (ROE) outside the TEZ. Additionally the RN has difficulties as naval operations conducted in the littoral water is considered to be the prototypical “complex adaptive environment“ because of the number of intersecting elements; such as complex topography (underwater and near land interface), volume of commercial shipping traffic (high signal to noise ratio), and numerous threats (anti-ship cruise missiles, mines, aircraft, coastal artillery, diesel submarines)....   [tags: Maritime History ]
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Maritime Boundaries - ... Thayer, the general strategic outlook in the Asia Pacific region is positive over the next decade , nonetheless, there is significant naval expansion in the Asia Pacific Region in the 2000s. Richard A. Bitzinger noted that “From Japan to Southeast Asia to India, regional maritime forces have been adding new capabilities that they did not possess earlier”. Naval expansions are part of naval modernization programme which was driven by economic growth. However there are also questions raised on weather naval expansion are driven by regional insecurity, for examples Sam Bateman (CSCAP 2009) said that “the expansion beyond modernization has become a concern among security policy analyst with the navies in Asia Pacific advancing on conventional weaponry, the increasing acquisition of submarines, expeditionary and amphibious warfare, fighter aircraft and long range missile procurement”....   [tags: Navy] 1211 words
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Maritime Law - Maritime Law The value of many shipments depends upon fluctuations in the currency rates, freight, handling charges, and other expenses. By means of insurance protection will be provided to goods from any uncontrollable variables. A contract of Marine Insurance is defined by section 7 of the Marine Insurance Act of 1909 as: "A contract whereby the insurer undertakes to indemnify the assured, in manner and to the extent thereby agreed, against marine losses, that is to say, the losses incident to marine adventure." The purpose of marine insurance is to provide protection against financial loss for an amount, which is as close as possible to the actual loss recognized....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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Terrorism and Maritime Security - ... Therefore, the U.S responsively established the Container Security Initiative (CSI) as their security preventive policy and International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) was established by IMO as a representative of international community response . However, not all maritime attack could be defining as maritime international terrorist group threats because different purpose and organization. This essay will extend the possibility threats by maritime terrorist on maritime security....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Maritime Boundary and Territorial Issues - ... Both ships were in close proximity of one another and had demonstrated gunboat diplomacy. For example, Malaysia and Indonesia have deployed their navies at the disputed waters around the Sulawesi Sea in 2005. Though the media reports suggests that there was tension around the area which escalated with the “brushing” of naval vessels of the two countries, the diplomatic relations between the two ASEAN members have reduced tensions between the two ASEAN neighbours. 2.2. Pulau Batu Puteh (Pedra Branca) The awarding of the ownership of Batu Puteh (refereed as Pedra Branca by ICJ) to Singapore and Middle Rocks to Malaysia by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in July 2008, have signalled that the two countries will likely deploy or strengthen their naval presence around the area....   [tags: International Government ] 1961 words
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The Effect of Climate Change on Maritime Zones - ... In the Majuro atoll of the Marshall Islands, because of its now salty soil, many vegetables are grown in oil barrels filled with earth. With these impacts being more acute for vulnerable small island states like RMI, where total loss of territory is a possibility, certainty of maritime zones delineated from baselines, could allow RMI retain control over scarce resources. Though most of these changes will occur within RMI’s internal waters and territorial seas where it has complete sovereignty, drawing baselines which also serve as the boundary between its archipelagic (internal) waters and its territorial sea area will be important for mapping areas within which adaptation actions will be undertaken....   [tags: Climate Change]
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History of Throgs Neck and Maritime College - History of Throgs Neck and Maritime College. “In September 1642, John Throgmorton , with 35 families applied to the Dutch authorities in Niew Amsterdam for permission to settle in. Permission was granted in October 1642, and the conlonists settled on the long neck lying south of what is Eastchester Bay today and named it Throgmorton’s Neck after their leader. By the time of the American Revolution, the name had been contracted to Throgg’s Neck. Throgmorton and his colony thrived for short time, for in the later part of 1643, the Siwanoy Indians attacked the colony and destroyed it....   [tags: essays research papers] 779 words
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A Brief Analysis on Detecting Gamma Rays for Detecting Radioactive Contraband in a Maritime Environment - ... doi: 10.2172/15009792. Retrieved from http://www.osti.gov/bridge/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=15009792 Stanford Study Group, (2004). Detecting nuclear material in international container shipping: Criteria for secure systems. Journal of Physical Security, vol. 1 no. 1, p. 1-28. Retrieved from http://cisac.stanford.edu/publications/detecting_nuclear_material_in_international_container_shipping_criteria_for_secure_systems/ A Brief Analysis of Access Control with Smart Card System Topic 2 Smart Card This text will describe the use of smart cards when applied in a context of getting access by using an electronic chip combined with a security PIN number....   [tags: Technology]
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Is Maritime Transportation Losing Out Its Competitive Advantage Over Other Modes Of Transportation Like Air And Road Transportation? - Abstract A sophisticated and widespread transportation mode is absolutely essential for the efficient mobility of passengers and goods. This report first investigates the various economical, cost and environmental factors specific to maritime transportation. This investigation includes a comparative analysis between maritime, land and air transport. Lastly, the growing demand in marine transportation and the multitude reasons that make shipping one of the most globalized industries in terms of freight transportation is examined....   [tags: Transportation Case Analysis] 1283 words
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Good Order at Sea in the Asia-Pacific Region - ... To enhance maritime awareness the Navy’s and Coast guard’s role as the most well equipped and experienced could be reliable enough to handle maritime research such as hydrographic and oceanic survey in regard to publicity and understanding on sea, even though that is not their primary duty . Developing maritime policy Two dimensions of interest in regulating the ocean space and resources contained in it, firstly, national interests and authority, secondly, the importance and relevance of it to the global rules on international waters, and therefore, it should be thought as a global system that manifested in the form of ocean policy implementation ....   [tags: Maritime History ]
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The Nautical Pact Between Albania And Greece - ... Figure 1 Pasha, Myslim. "The triangular water area." Map. "Shekulli" 6 Oct. (2009). There are also some proofs related with the Otranto strait between Albania, Greece and Italy. Albania and Italy are the only countries which have maintained the median as mentioned in the “Agreement Strait”, but the position of the median line between Albania and Greece results with an incomplete impact in the Othonoi watercourse. The geographical space that was going to be delimited between Albania and Greece includes the north part of the Ionian Sea....   [tags: Maritime Issues]
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The Vanishing of The Mary Celeste Crew - ... The captain’s bed was also wet with bedding thrown about. The Captain’s sword was also found under the bed with some signs of stain on the blade. Furthermore red brown stains were also found on deck - however; these stains proved to be nothing more then rust. Why, therefore, did the crew of The Mary Celeste vanish. There are plenty of different theories, nearly every book or hypotheses that you read will recount a slightly different story. Some believe that it was an epidemic which caused the crew to abandon ship....   [tags: Maritime History] 930 words
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The Northwest Passage - ... However, natural history had a more direct influence on imperialism. As Knight has pointed out, ‘the connexion between the growth of the British Empire and the interest of natural history is close: ‘in nations with an empire to describe, descriptive science will be prominent’. This is reflected in that as well as surgeons, civilian naturalists and even civilian astronomers on board the surveying and exploration voyage, many government employees who held office in an outpost of empire were expected to describe natural history and collect data....   [tags: Maritime History] 2391 words
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Grace O’Malley - ... Legend has it that Grace only married Richard because she needed to strengthen her hold on the west coast and needed the Rockfleet Castle to complete her empire, which consists of five castles and several island in Clew Bay. She and Richard had one child, named Tibbot or Theobald (“Grace O’ Malley par 4-7). Grace built her empire, consisting of five castles and several islands in Clew bay, after Dónal died. She still needed the Rockfleet Castle so she married Richard Bourke and got it (“Grace O’ Malley” par 5)....   [tags: Maritime History]
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The Maratime Rights Movement (Nova Scotia, Canada) - The Maratime Rights Movement (Nova Scotia, Canada) The Maritime Rights Movement is usually seen as part of the economic decline of post world war period in the Maritimes. The Maritimes were going through hard times, the depression was said to have started in the Maritimes ten years before the rest of Canada did in 1929. The Movement had the Maritimes economic and social needs as it's priorities. The Maritimes views were often contradictory to those of West and Central parts of Canada. The Movement strove to alleviate some of the stress on the Maritimes economy, especially in the midst of hard times after the war....   [tags: Canadian Canada History] 2791 words
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Canadian Confederation - In the year of 1867 the nation we know as Canada came into being. The Confederation in this year only came about after things had been overcome. Many political and economic pressures were exerted on the colonies and a federal union of the colonies seemed to be the most practical method of dealing with these pressures and conflicts. While Confederation was a solution to many of the problems, it was not a popular one for all the colonies involved. In the Maritime colonies views differed widely on the topic....   [tags: essays research papers] 3837 words
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Admiralty Outline - Admiralty Outline Overview Admiralty is federal law, originating in Article III, § 2 of Constitution. i. First Congress included Cases of Admiralty/Maritime in Judiciary Act. ii. Supremacy Clause. b. If say that case is admiralty/maritime case, governed by admiralty law, is to say that substantive admiralty law applies. i. Differences: statute of limitations, comparative laws for recovery, etc. a. Main: trial by judge. From very beginning, admiralty cases are w/o juries. May be why someone brings suit in admiralty – to avoid the jury....   [tags: essays research papers] 6532 words
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Exploration of Gower Peninsula - Exploration of Gower Peninsula Swansea is located on the beautiful Gower Peninsular, the UK's first designated 'area of outstanding natural beauty'. Although much of the city's architectural heritage was destroyed in war time bombing, its wide sandy beaches, spectacular coastal scenery, varied cultural events, lush parks, magnificent Maritime Quarter and medieval castles have preserved Swansea's place as a major vacation destination....   [tags: Papers] 1771 words
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Piracy in Somalia - ... Following this incident Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement, "This deplorable act firmly underscores the need for continued international progress toward confronting the shared security challenge posed by piracy in the waters off the Horn of Africa." (CNN Wire Staff, 2011) Due to the increase and spread of piracy outside of the waters off the coast of Somalia, the international community has begun to take measures to halt the acts of piracy that have garnered so much public interest....   [tags: International Crime]
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Chinese Strategy: A Turn to Mahan or a Practical Approach? - ... use of Mahan stating that “[u]nder the guidance of his principle, America occupied most of the main islands in the Pacific Ocean in succession, …formed a solid military alliance with island nations… such as Japan, Australia, the Philippines and Singapore.”5 These alliances backed with U.S. presence form the perceived containment of the Chinese within the First Island Chain. Despite this containment China sees itself as a developing maritime nation with the potential to harness Mahan’s “tridents” in the achievement of greatness....   [tags: Diplomacy]
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Caborn - Geography - Caborn The topographic map that is the study area is the Caborn quadrangle. This area is located in the southwest area of Indiana and on the south is bordering the Ohio River. The topography of this area is pocketed with gently rolling hills with the largest depression in the land just north of the Ohio River with Goose pond located in the center of it. This study area is located in the Wabash lowland of Indiana and its bedrock consists of mainly of shale and sandstone. There is also a thin layer of bedrock consisting of limestone, clay and coal....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Eliminating Piracy in Somalia beings with Punishment - ... Currently this year alone, there have been over 80 attacks. The significance of that number is that it is well on its way in meeting the total from 2008, 111 attacks. There have been speculations that the ransom money, demanded by the pirate in order of safe return of its hostages, is funding terrorists groups. In order to slow the number of attacks, there has to be punishment. The pirates captured in raids need to be taken off the waters and held accountable for their actions, not released back into society to continue to cause chaos....   [tags: International Crime]
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The Strike of 1934 - The Strike of 1934 On May 9th 1934 a organized labor strike started in San Francisco that would snowball into a city crippling strike. The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) declared a strike for all longshoremen on the west coast, until they received better wages, a union-administered hiring hall, and union membership as a prerequisite for employed longshoremen. The Strike of 1934 lasted for three months, stopping maritime trade in the ports of the Western United States, from San Diego to Seattle....   [tags: United States History Essays]
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Nova Scotia - Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, one of the three Maritime and one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada, bordered on the north by the Bay of Fundy, the province of New Brunswick, Northumberland Strait, and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and on the east, south, and west by the Atlantic Ocean. Nova Scotia consists primarily of a mainland section, linked to New Brunswick by the Isthmus of Chignecto, and Cape Breton Island, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Canso. On July 1, 1867, Nova Scotia became one of the founding members of the Canadian Confederation....   [tags: essays research papers] 2908 words
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United States Merchant Marines - The United States Merchant Marines The United States Merchant Marines are complied of thousands of the best trained men and women of today to man naval or commercial ships. Merchant Marines have dated back even further then the United States Coast Guard. The Merchant Marines have had a huge impact on the United States Navy since they have been established. Merchant Marines have manned fleets of ships for the U.S. Navy which carry imports and export during peace time. Once wartime rolls around, they become naval auxiliary, to ship and deliver troops and war materials....   [tags: American History] 1602 words
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Abstract of Ballast Water Management Convention - Ship ballast water management is recognized one of the huge problem of international maritime society. To take and charge some harmful micro aquatic organisms and pathogens with in ballast water, these are delivered to some sea area in the world by ships and discharged. This was serious phenomenon on marine environment not only maritime society but also human society. International Maritime Organization (IMO) was adopted the new convention, International convention for the Control and Management of ship ballast water and sediment in 2004....   [tags: water management,]
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The Intelligence and National Security Architecture of the Republic of Korea - ... Just over a week later on the 23rd of December that same year the Coast Guard Authority was established under the Department of Public Security in the Ministry of Home Affairs with a cadre of 139 staff and 6 vessels (181T) at Jungang-dong, Jung-gu, Busan City. The ROK Coast Guard’s main duties are search and rescue, Maritime security, maritime environmental protection, international affairs (illegal immigration and anti people smuggling), maritime traffic safety management and maritime pollution response....   [tags: International Government]
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The War of 1812 - ... During the Napoleonic Wars the Royal Navy expanded to 175 ships of the line and 600 ships overall, requiring 140,000 sailors. The Royal Navy turned to impressments when it didn’t have enough able bodies to man the ships. The Royal Navy went after Royal Navy Veterans or deserters who had left and became sailors in the United States merchant navy by intercepting and searching U.S merchant ships. Britain also considered any U.S. citizen born in British liable for impressments. The inability to distinguish Americans from non-Americans due to a wide spread of use of false identity led to frequent impressments of Americans that had never been British....   [tags: U.S. History] 1727 words
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The Great Tuna Boat Chase and Massacre case - ... In saying this, the ICJ ruled that a State must accept these waters as part of its jurisdiction and enforce it. As the UN 1982 Treaty states, 12 miles is the furthest distance territorial waters may extend to. Ecuador can not claim a 200-mile territorial sea. They must accept the 12 mile zone granted to them. Ecuador can not construe the rules to their liking. Ecuador’s actions are not exclusive and have been seen before on the international level. In the past, certain costal states have staked a claim much wider than the customary limit (Slomanson 308)....   [tags: Conflict, Territorial Waters, Ecuador] 1255 words
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Somali Piracy: The Rapidly Deteriorating Security Situation in Somalia and the Threat to US Interests - ... Sea Merchant carriers basically have two courses of action against piracy in the Gulf of Aden: Avoiding the area by rerouting vessels via the Cape of Good Hope, or accepting the risk of operating ships through the area by enhancing vessel security. Rerouting may be a viable option for lower value cargoes, such as some bulk commodities. However, for high value consumer goods or items needed for time sensitive issues, the added delay may be unacceptable to the consumer and shipper. Even if the shipper can afford to lose the additional time delivering the goods, the additional price of fuel may not allow him to compete with his competitors....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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Why was Northern Italy so much in the forefront of urban self-government? - Why was Northern Italy so much in the forefront of urban self-government. There were various reasons for the ability of certain towns in Italy to establish a certain amount of self-government. The location of the maritime cities such as Genoa was able to benefit from the crusades making them powerful. This resulted in a knock on effect to the main inland towns and cities in the north due to increase in trade. This caused prosperity and growth, because of this and also because of certain socio-economic changes originating in the countryside, the cities and towns started to break away from the old feudal systems and look to a new order more beneficial to the newly formed city classes....   [tags: European Europe History] 1062 words
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Belize Guatamala territory dispute - British lumberjacks set up settlements in the eventual Belize. The Spanish granted them the territory. When war broke out in Europe there was an attack which was repulsed. Over the next 20 years the British had grown into the assigned area and some unsettled areas of South America establishing the now existing Belize. The Spanish never had any rule over the territory. Up to 1859 the British continued to exercise exclusive jurisdiction over the settlement, further establishing administrative control and implementing a comprehensive legal and legislative system....   [tags: essays research papers] 1126 words
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The Ming Dynasty - The Ming Dynasty The Chinese Empire was large and controlled most of Asia at one point in time. One of the dynasties that ruled the empire was the Ming Family. Ruling from 1368-1644, almost three hundred years, the Ming Dynasty impacted Chinese history very much. The purpose of this paper is to tell the history of the Ming Dynasty’s impact on the Chinese Empire, and to explain why the Chinese Empire was in fact an empire. The Ming Dynasty had created an empire. They had the government, the military, and the economic system to prove it....   [tags: Chinese Empire China History Essays]
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Geography - Introduction and Climate The state of Hawaii is composed of 132 islands, reefs and shoals that extend for over 1500 miles across the central North Pacific Ocean from the "Big Island" of Hawaii to midway and Kure Atolls. The eight main islands of Hawaiian Archipelago include Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Nihau and Kahoolawe (listed in order of size) which extend for only 350 miles at the south-eastern end of the volcanic mountain chain. Hawaii includes some of the earth’s largest mountains, rising from oceanic depths of greater than 18,000 feet to a height above sea level of nearly 14,000 feet....   [tags: essays research papers] 2199 words
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The Future Of The Merchant Marine - From the very beginnings of the United States, its waterways have provided a way for Americans to increase their standard of living. Ports like Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore all were important during colonial times and are still important today. US ports and waterways systems are truly a national resource. US ports and waterways have historically performed a role as the critical lifeline for our nation’s international and domestic trade since the birth of our country. Like any other national resource, it must be cared for and cultivated to meet the growing needs of its users, which include not only the direct users, but also each and every citizen....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Illusion and Delusion in Conrad’s Lord Jim : A Tale - Don Quixote Rides Again: Illusion and Delusion in Conrad’s Lord Jim: A Tale “‘You are an incorrigible, hopeless Don Quixote. That’s what you are.’” (Conrad 1946b, 44) Fifteen-year-old Konrad Korzeniowski (Joseph Conrad) heard these admonitory words from the lips of his tutor, a Krakowian college student instructed by his maternal uncle (Tadeusz Bobrowski) to talk his nephew out of his eccentric desire to become a seaman. The link between young Conrad’s desire to become a sailor and the renowned knight of La Mancha is not a casual one....   [tags: Joseph Conrad Psychology]
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The War of 1812 - In June of 1812 the United States declared war on Britain. This declaration was the result of almost thirty years of stormy relations between the two nations. It both took the British by surprise and worried many Americans who saw it as a foolish endeavor. The United States, maintained a cautious neutrality through successive administrations since 1789. The potential risks in changing this policy and settling the existing grievances against Britain by force were many. The United States objected to many British maritime practices....   [tags: American History] 894 words
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The Confederation Act of 1867 - The Confederation act of 1867 without question has had a major influence on the status of contemporary Canada. It has helped shape Canada into one of the worlds most politically and economically powerful countries; a country that is strong, independent, and united. There was a series of events which led to the confederation of Canada, some which are more significant than others. However, I believe that despite the significance of events such as the British encouragement of uniting its North American colonies, the central and key reason for confederation was the fear of potential American (Yankee) inhabitance (whether by persuasion or invasion) of the divided and vast British North American colonies, and the way that the “Fathers of Confederation” were able to take advantage of this situation and persuade reluctant colonies to join Confederation....   [tags: Canadian History] 1129 words
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Struggling for The Ideal Society - ... Despite the number of voyages he made to other lands, Zheng He did not discover the New World because maritime expeditions had to come to a halt due to financial reasons. If the expeditions continued and Zheng He was able to find the New World first, his name would have simply replaced Christopher Columbus’s name in history. Just like the Europeans, the Chinese would have somehow killed off the Amerindians with disease or slavery. The lives of the Native Americans changed when Christopher Columbus first set foot on their land in the 1500s....   [tags: Culture] 1481 words
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Asymmetric Threats - ... The task of monitoring and securing seaports is an international challenge because the United States trade goods with various countries. Security standards vary from country to country causing any substandard port to become an easy target or a conduit into United States seaports. References: Jon S. Helmick, “Intermodal Ports and Liner Shipping: A 21st Century Status Report,” Logistics Spectrum 35, January-March 2001, 20. U.S. Customs Service, Importing and Exporting. On-line, Internet, January 2002, available from http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/impoexpo/impoexpo.htm....   [tags: Military ] 1961 words
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Influences of the Ancient Roman Empire on Early Modern State Builders - ... Augustus was seen as the model as he welded both legislative and military authority with complete discretion. His legacy of security, posterity and longevity was coveted by European state builders seeking expansion and control of a diversity for peoples in their immediate sphere of influence. In an era of expanding territory medieval kings had no choice but to use ancient models and language when forming their overseas empires. Medieval decision makers were drawn to the greatness of the ancient empire with its vast literary and religious traditions as well as lessons on how to govern across large distances....   [tags: World History] 1843 words
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South China Sea Disputes: Conflict in a Global Crossroads - ... In order to resolve the disparity in estimates, detailed surveys must be completed. However, recent survey attempts by several claimant nations serve only to raise regional tensions. For example, on May 26, 2011 a vessel under PRC’s China Maritime Safety Administration cut a survey cable of the Binh Minh 02 that was conducting a survey for PetroVietnam.8 This only illustrates the necessity of establishing a multilateral agreement on conduct at sea to facilitate the completion of a definitive survey, which will aid in equitable resolution to the claims....   [tags: Diplomacy]
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North Carolina Welcomes Visitors - ... Another venerable cultural attraction that travelers to North Carolina are sure to love is the North Carolina Art Museum in Raleigh. This fabulous museum features exhibits showcasing the artwork of numerous North Carolina artists. With dazzling stone and bronze sculptures standing as sentinels at the entrance, visitors are sure to be awestruck by the magnificent art on display at this spectacular attraction. Overall, the two stories of artwork showcase masters from Matisse and Picasso to lesser known local North Carolina artists that have produced elegant works of art that exhibit the beauty of this wondrous state....   [tags: Tourism]
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Understanding Somali Piracy - ... Their motive was to defend Somali water territory and to protect the marine resource from foreign trawlers who conducting illegal fishing and dumping the toxic waste in their territory (James 2009). However, angry Somali fishermen and coast guards learned that they can make more money by doing piracy than fishing and slowly increased their attacks in the Haradhere-hobyo area in 2004. Several successful hijacking vessels in Somali coastal area in 2005, drastically changed population of piracy gangs and their motives....   [tags: Crime ]
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Paying Pirate Demands - ... When considering the best option for the situation many factors come into play such as the safety of the crew, increased expenses due to deviations from standard operating procedures, effect of overall productivity and customer relations, and also the impacts to society as a whole. As a ship owner must determine the best course of action, he must consider all options. When determining whether or not to alter the shipping routes to avoid the hot spots associated with piracy incidents he must determine if the benefits outweigh the risk....   [tags: Piracy]
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Pre-Spanish Philippines - PRE-SPANISH PHILIPPINES It is believed that the first inhabitants of the Philippines arrived over 300,000 years ago. It is commonly thought that they migrated over a land bridge, which existed at that time, from the Asian mainland. The next known inhabitation is when the Negrito or Aeta arrived in the islands around 25,000 years ago. However, they were driven back by several waves of immigrants from Indonesia, only to be followed by the maritime peoples of the Malayan islands. Although there is little written about this period of history, the next major steps are the time period from around 5000 BCE (Before Common Era, aka, BC) through around 500 CE (Common Era, aka, AD) There is much written on the Austronesian peoples of the Southeast Asia area and their descendants....   [tags: essays research papers] 662 words
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The War of 1812 - From the end of the American Revolution in 1783, the United States had been irritated by the failure of the British to withdraw from American territory along the Great Lakes, their backing of the Indians on America's frontiers and their unwillingness to sign commercial agreements favorable to the United States. American resentment grew during the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802) and the Napoleonic Wars (1803-15), in which Britain and France were the main combatants. In time, France came to dominate much of the continent of Europe, while Britain remained supreme on the seas....   [tags: essays research papers] 553 words
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Crusades - Crusades The Crusades began in 1088 when Urban II preached the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont. The reason for such a mass following of people to leave their homes and travel to the Holy Land to fight is unknown. There are numerous plausible causes, which will be discussed in this paper. The reason the Pope preached the Crusades originally was the supposed threat of Muslim rule. In truth the Muslims and Christians in the Holy Land had lived peacefully for years, but the Pope was also a politician....   [tags: essays research papers] 366 words
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The Aboriginal People of Newfoundland - The Aboriginal People of Newfoundland The Beothuk people of Newfoundland were not the very first inhabitants of the island. Thousands of years before their arrival there existed an ancient race, named the Maritime Archaic Indians who lived on the shores of Newfoundland. (Red Ochre Indians, Marshall, 4.) Burial plots and polished stone tools are occasionally discovered near Beothuk remains. Some people speculate that, because of the proximity of the artifacts to the former lands of the Beothuk, the Maritime Archaic Indians and the Beothuk may have been related....   [tags: American America History] 1093 words
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War of 1812 - War of 1812 War of 1812, conflict between the United States and Great Britain from 1812 to 1815. Fought over the maritime rights of neutrals, it ended inconclusively. Background Over the course of the French revolutionary and the Napoleonic wars between France and Great Britain (1793-1815), both belligerents violated the maritime rights of neutral powers. The United States, endeavoring to market its own produce, was especially affected. To preserve Britain's naval strength, Royal Navy officers impressed thousands of seamen from U.S....   [tags: American America History] 1046 words
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