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2018 NHD Topics

Maritime Topics on

Conflict and Compromise Theme

  • International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974
  • International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973
  • The Amistad Incident and Trial
  • Maritime boundary treaties and territorial claims
    • territorial disputes in the South China Sea
    • Treaty of Tordesillas
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • Chesapeake-Leopard affair and the Embargo of 1807
  • Environmental topics, including:
    • The Oyster Wars and enforcement against illegal dredging
    • Fishing rights, environmentalism, and the establishment of oyster (or marine) sanctuaries
    • Greenpeace’s boat, Rainbow Warrior , and the environmentalist movement
  • Quasi-War
  • British Acts of Trade and Navigation (and consequences)
    • Molasses Act 1733
    • Sugar Act 1764
  • Teddy Roosevelt and Panama Canal
  • Conflict at Sea – Spanish Armada
  • Battle of Marathon
  • English-French disputes over North Atlantic fishing