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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Preserving a naval tradition is no different then preserving any other significant cultural part of a culture. For some cultures the naval tradition is stronger and more important than in others and therefore the preservation has a memorial is more important. For other countries the literature, art are more or less important.

Anyway a culture belongs to a nation and for a nation to be healthy their cultural roots have to be strong. Regarding America it is no different. Look at the importance that the Americans give to their constitution. On most countries in Europe they are already in their 3th or 4th constitution and we don't have that reverence regarding the Constitution. All cultures are different as the different value they give to different cultural aspects.

The preservation of fundamental aspects of a culture can be made by individuals but should always have a government frame. After all a culture belongs not to individuals but to a nation and that means all. It is in this perspective that the preservation of a Naval tradition should be looked at.

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Last edited by PCP; 02-18-2013 at 08:16 AM.
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