Most Athenians living at that time had never seen their sea power challenged.
It still relies heavily for air and sea power on equipment purchased by the shah 40 years ago.
Is it meant, it may be asked, to attribute to sea power alone the greatness or wealth of any State?
We are not exploiting our own special characteristics, mobility and sea power!
Stand and watch the endless cranes at work, and think what English sea power means!
This war has again demonstrated the enormous value of sea power.
Here the effect of sea power is not even a matter of inference.
sea power was destined to play a great part in the conflict.
Such an interest in sea power does not exist, cannot exist here without action by the government.
Their country has indeed been, in a special degree, the nursling of sea power.