The Washington Conference regulated the inter-war naval race between the world powers. In the era when it was still believed that battleships were the epitome of naval power and a sign of a country's strength, this conference led to limitations on the building of such weapons by the naval powers of Britain, the USA and Japan. This collection of essays deals with many aspects of the conference; the factors that caused it, the interests of the participating nations both present and future, and the results.

chapter |3 pages


ByErik Goldstein, John Maurer

chapter |28 pages

France and the Washington Conference

ByJoel Blatt

chapter |18 pages

China's Place in the New Pacific Order

ByDavid Armstrong

chapter |27 pages

Arms Control and the Washington Conference

ByJohn H. Maurer