Mahan: The Life and Work of Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, U.S.N.

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Chapter XLI International Conditions

DURING 1910 Mahan continued to devote most of his efforts to the revision of his lectures on naval strategy, with the assistance of Rear Admiral Raymond Rodgers, President of the War College, and his former colleague, Captain Little. He reviewed the strategical ideas he had previously advanced, tested them again by the historical examples he had originally used, and subjected them to further examination in light of the wars that had occurred since their first presentation. This process required analyzing the successive wars and crises in international affairs that had arisen between 1890 and 1910.

On July 4 he published an article in the London Daily Mail dealing with the European situation. It was a continuation of the theme he had written on in Collier's Weekly the previous year, only now the warning about the German fleet was addressed to the British public instead of to the American. His apprehensions arose from the study of current affairs he was carrying on in connection with the revision of Naval Strategy. He stressed the rapid growth of the German Navy and the simultaneous increase of German building slips capable of launching dreadnoughts. At the same time the heavy industries which could provide the materials needed for the new German naval program were being developed. The British nation needed to consider this situation without emotion, overconfidence, or fear, since in the matter of preparation a democracy was at a great disadvantage in competition with a country as efficiently organized for action as Germany.

The territory of the British Empire Mahan regarded as "an inheritance from times not democratic." Though aware

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