(d) the German Government supports the issue of maritime armament limitation, the system that divides naval vessels into categories, sets maximum tonnage and/or armament for ships in each category and allocates tonnage to each power per class of vessels. As a result, the German government is prepared to apply the 35% in principle and subject (f) below. the tonnage of each category of vessels to be expected and any change in that report, in a given category or category, to the provisions that may be achieved under a future general sea vessel limitation contract, these provisions based on the principle that any increase in one category would be offset by a corresponding reduction in the other category. If no general maritime restriction treaty is concluded or if the future general treaty does not contain a provision that creates a category restriction, the German government has the right to vary the 35 per cent. The relationship between one or more categories will be established by mutual agreement between the German government and Her Majesty`s Government in the United Kingdom, taking into account the maritime situation that existed at the time. b) In the event that a future general maritime restriction treaty does not apply the method of restriction by agreed relations between fleets of different powers, the German Government would not insist on the inclusion in such a future general treaty of the relationship covered in paragraph 2, provided that the method used to limit sea armament in the future gives Germany full guarantees that this relationship can be maintained. Best, Richard A. Jr. (1981) „The Anglo-German Naval Agreement of 1935 and Aspect of Appeasement,“ Naval War College Review: Vol.
Available at digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol34/iss2/6 e) If, as long as other major maritime powers retain a single category for cruisers and destroyers, Germany has the right to have a single category for these two classes of ships, although it would see them in two categories. The Anglo-German naval agreement was an attempt to improve relations between Germany and Great Britain. The Germans saw the agreement as the beginning of an alliance against the Soviet Union and France. But for Britain, it was the beginning of arms restrictions that were to limit Germany`s expansion. This agreement was considered very controversial by many other nations, because Tonnageratio gave Germany the power to produce a navy much larger than the Treaty of Versailler had authorized.