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Communications Under the SeasThe Evolving Cable Network and Its Implications$
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Bernard Finn and Daqing Yang

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012867

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012867.001.0001

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The Geopolitical Implications of Communication under the Seas

The Geopolitical Implications of Communication under the Seas

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Communications Under the Seas

Peter J. Hugill

The MIT Press

This chapter provides a brief overview of the contents of the book as well as the conclusion and implications laid out by each chapter included in the collection. The constant presence of submarine telecommunication is said to define an important era of development in a truly global economy. Some of the works in this book have addressed the role of submarine telegraphy in relation to diplomacy, wireless, and imperialism, though these are mostly of an American and Atlanticist context. Its role in political events and relations, however, cannot be denied, nor can how these economic and political events affected the prevalence of submarine telecommunication. The chapter concludes with the argument that the failure to embrace high-frequency wireless carries a geopolitical price.

Keywords:   Submarine telecommunication, submarine telegraphy, imperialism, Atlanticist context, high-frequency wireless, geopolitical price

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