Dreadnought

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The term "dreadnought" is derived from the ''HMS Dreadnought'' of the British navy, which was the first ship to emphasize mounting multiple heavy guns in turrets, setting the standard for capital warships for decades to come.  The deployment of ''HMS Dreadnought'' lead to the first super arms race during the industrial age. In some ways the deployment of dreadnoughts by the Royal Navy was a mixed blessing.  While it did give them a head start on the deployment of these new type of battleships, it also made the rest of their fleet obsolete overnight.  In minds of some of Britain's rivals it gave them an opportunity to even the score with the large Royal Navy.  So industrial nations began building these vessels on a massive scale. The dreadnought race eventually lead to the massive naval Battle of the Jutlands.  The race was eventually brought under control with the Washington Arms treaty shortly after the [[Great War]] ended.
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The term "dreadnought" is derived from the ''HMS Dreadnought'' of the British navy, which was the first ship to emphasize mounting multiple heavy guns in turrets, setting the standard for capital warships for decades to come.  The deployment of ''HMS Dreadnought'' lead to the first super arms race during the industrial age.
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In some ways the deployment of dreadnoughts by the Royal Navy was a mixed blessing.  While it did give them a head start on the deployment of this new type of battleship, it also made the rest of their fleet obsolete overnight.  In the minds of some of Britain's rivals, it gave them an opportunity to even the score with the large Royal Navy.  Thus, many industrial nations began building these vessels on a massive scale.
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The dreadnought race eventually lead to the massive naval Battle of the Jutlands.  The race was eventually brought under control with the Washington Arms treaty shortly after the [[Great War]] ended.
  
 
==[[Star Trek]]==
 
==[[Star Trek]]==

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