World history/WHME102/World War One causes/Military and economic competition

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HMS Dreadnought at sea, c. 1906

Read the below article. As you do so, consider the following questions:

  • Why was the Dreadnought so important in the lead up to World War I?
  • What has 'dreadnought' come to mean in popular culture?

'HMS Dreadnought: The Ship That Sparked an Arms Race', Hubpages, 23 April 2010.

Share a thought with your fellow students about HMS Dreadnought in WEnotes below. For example:

  • The unprecedented size ...
  • The British ...

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