a maritime power

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microzenith

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Korean
Hi!

I'm trying to find a right term to describe a country that is eminent in many aspects of marine activities, such as shipbuilding, research, extracting natural resources, etc. I came across this expression 'a maritime power', but somehow felt that it is more related to navies.. or is it just me?
I'd be grateful if anyone here could suggest a better or a correct term.

Thank you!
 
  • dadane

    Senior Member
    English-London
    You are correct that 'a maritime power' is usually used in the military sense, although I see no reason why it can't be applied to maritime trade.

    For lack of any other suggestions, how about 'a merchant maritime power'?
     
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