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Montevideo, July 6th 2022 - 08:18 UTC
For the first time in more than 130 years, the Bolivian Navy will have access to the Pacific Ocean, after the heads of state of Bolivia and Peru signed an agreement to grant Bolivia access to the sea near the Peruvian port of Ilo. Read full article
So ... what's it been doing for 130 years ?
Most navy's don't go far from shore, the french US and british navys are the only ones capable of sailing around the world while supplying ships with little trouble.
Good for them!
I thought-correct me if wrong- that Peru and Bolivia started the war by invading Chile, Chile then managed to trounce the pair of them and even had troops approaching Lima at one stage - so the aggressors lost - and thus have no right to whinge about lost territory to my way of thinking
Chile conquered and appropriated land from Bolivia and Peru. Ø
Some people are very good at whinging about 'lost' territory islander!
Correct me if I'm wrong but don't you need to have a coastline in order to justify having a navy to defend your sovereignty? Not a 3 mile strip of land on loan from your neighbor.
Maybe Bolivia has plans to take over some uninhabited islands, such as Isla de los Estados? Should make things interesting.
Think they used to mostly patrol Lake Titikaka. This deal effectively means that they qualify as a green-water navy rather than a brown-water navy, the only blue water navies (i.e. having an expeditionary capacity) are the ones that Zethee has listed, along with the Russians (the Kuznetsov carrier battlegroup, which is largely nuclear-powered)
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