From: Boston, London, Hoboken, now Warwick, NY
The British have a longstanding history with big deck CVs (WW2 - not recent) but have not operated one since the 70s, and having problems with the new ship itself (though I am glad they now have a new ship). The French have experience with midsize CVs. Not large deck. And the US, with the most experience with these (and the only when it comes to 100,000 ton ships), is having a tough time with the Ford. So, it is not just about the money (though that helps). Russia cannot compete. China wants to compete, but we will all be dead and buried/cremated/whatever before that happens.