England, the United States, France, Holland, Norway, and Italy are among the countries which have achieved a certain prominence on the sea at one time or another in their historical development. Each of these countries proudly recalls a naval history which bespeaks the significant success of their mariners in peace and war.
Chadick, Wayne L.
"Naval Tradition--A Russian Heritage,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 22
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol22/iss6/4