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What was the reason of C-shaped bows in 19th century and WW1? Was it the same as a ram in ancient galleys? Why did everybody expect to ram enemy's ship? Were there any successful attempts in the age of heavy naval artillery? It actually depends on which ship you are talking about from that era. In the British naval world the HMS Dreadnought actually ...


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For what it's worth, the Wikipedia article on inverted bows notes that Inverted bows maximize the length of waterline and hence the hull speed. Inverted bows were popular on battleships and large cruisers in the early 20th century. They fell out of favour, as they were very wet on high speeds and heavy seas, but have made a comeback on modern ship design. ...


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The Ottoman Empire was in a state of decline, both internal and external, during the 18th and 19th centuries, accelerating during the latter period, and ending with its total collapse and dissolution during the events surrounding World War I. Richard Hooker's The Ottomans tell's the story briefly. Note that by 1800 the Ottoman's had totally lost control ...


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If we are talking about the 1800's then you will find a lot of Irish Protestants were in favour of Home Rule, with the Home Rule League being led by Isaac Butt in the 1860's. Many Protestants were against the Act of Union which had abolished the Irish parliament and essentially meant more taxes going back to Britain. The successor to the Home Rule League, ...



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