Punch,  37 (1859), 221.

Fair Words by Frenchman





Industry, Manufactories, Political Economy, Commerce, Nationalism, Military Technology

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Navy

    Describes Mr Punch's great appreciation of the remarks of the French economist Michel Chevalier, who argued that owing to England's immense quantity of exported and imported goods, it was crucial that English statesmen ensure that their country's 'navy is never held in check', but that the 'programme of England' is to have maritime powers which surpass all others, which means that the 'English fleet ought to exceed the united fleets of France and Russia'. Mr Punch thanks Chevalier for the hint, especially because there is the possibility that the French and Russian fleets may be united in the future.

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