11. The Great White Fleet
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What was the most significant effect of the Great White Fleet’s circumnavigation around the world?
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On December 16, 1907, US President Theodore Roosevelt ordered 16 US battleships and several support ships to circumnavigate the globe and make port calls at major cities such as Manila, Philippines, and Suez, Egypt. Although the intent of Roosevelt’s order was clear, some of the incidental outcomes could not have been predicted.