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Episode 3 - Preparing for the multi-polar world

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What does TR's world have to teach us a century later? Join Phibian from cdrsalamander, Eagle1 from eaglespeak and filling in for Galrahn from informationdissemination will be Bryan McGrath. Special guest will be author and Teddy Roosevelt scholar Commander Henry J. Hendrix, Jr., USN. To frame the show's topic; when you look at the world's naval forces from the end of the Spanish American War through the beginning of WWI, you see a Naval operating environment that should have lessons for us now. While some think that a crowded, "contested commons" is something that needs ideas constructed from intellectual whole cloth - when you especially focus on the time frame from the Boxer Rebellion to the end of TR's Presidency in 1909, you see a ocean full of significantly effective naval forces including British, German, Japanese, French, a scrappy upstart from North America, and other minor players. Looking to the Indian and Pacific Ocean, this century will have a growing Indian, Chinese, - to a lessor extent South Korean, navy joining the established navies of Japan, Australia, and of course the smaller forces of Singapore and her neighbors. We are not in new territory - but well mapped territory. How do we adjust?