The British Fleet and how it helped to establish Canada. British naval power. Scientific developments which have caused the world to tend towards drawing into a unity, with examples. The question as to whether war involves gain to even the victorious side. The question of naval parity with the United States. A response to the question "Does the United States need a great fleet?" Canada's resources more or less open to the United States. A consideration of the grounds for the U.S. policy of having naval parity with other nations. U.S. commerce by sea. A discussion as to whether or not rival trade between the U.S. and the British Empire ultimately involves war. The question of topic: "what does naval parity with the United States mean for Canada?"--that in Canadian and American waters the fleet of the United States will inevitably be more powerful than the fleet of Great Britain, because Great Britain has to go to remote regions with her naval power; the certainty of the invasion of British territory by the armies of the United States should war come. A discussion of these consequences as seen by the speaker. The question, "Will naval parity with the United States make for peace?" and the speaker's response to it. The kind of perennial suspicion of the designs of Great Britain that exist in the United States. The thought that naval parity, even if it has objectionable features, will solve itself within a few years, and how that will happen.
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