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Diplomats in BlueU.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933$
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William Reynolds Braisted

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032887

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032887.001.0001

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The Upper Yangtze

The Upper Yangtze

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(p.65) 6 The Upper Yangtze
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Diplomats in Blue
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William Reynolds Braisted

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032887.003.0006

This chapter examines the challenges posed by the upper Yangtze River for the U.S. Navy's Asiatic Fleet deployed to China for diplomatic purposes. In explains that aside from its numerous tributaries, the Yangtze River was the most troubled stretch within the Yangtze River Patrol Force's sphere of operations. It was suspected that in this area warlords and robbers agreed to share protection money, and the robber bandits thus became de facto units of the warlord's army.

Keywords:   Yangtze River, U.S. Navy, Asiatic Fleet, China, protection money, warlords, robbers

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