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    Why did the russian empire contract the building of warships in enemy countries?

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    Post  limb Wed May 25, 2022 8:38 pm

    Much is talked about how the soviet union destroyed russian empire industry, but one, thing it didnt destroy was the russian shipbuilding industry.


    Much of Russia's warships in the 19th century were contracted to be designed and built by foreign shipyards, including those of hostile countries like the British empire. We can't talk about that being temporary, since this happened for more than 40 years. Russian ironclad battleships were built in France for example whil the Rurik armored cruiser was built and designed by germans right before WW1.


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    Post  GarryB Thu May 26, 2022 8:55 am

    A lot of stuff was bought abroad... including gatling gun designs and also normal machine gun designs like the Maxim.

    Your standard revolver was designed by a Belgian who also assisted in the design of your standard infantry rifle for a century.

    Your early tanks were based on foreign models and lots of guns were originally foreign in origin too.

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