The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe.
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53 This general Allied maritime superiority could not , however , prevent a
resumption of French commerce - raiding , and by 1708 the Royal Navy had
been forced to institute a convoying system in order to limit the losses to the
One part of the answer must be that the areas in which the Allies were strong
were unlikely to produce a swift or ... or Salonika - operational failures on the
Allied side and newer weapons ( mine fields , quick - firing shore batteries ) on
American polity was leaning toward the Allied side even before then was no
great secret ; despite occasional disagreements over the naval blockade , the
general ideological sympathy for the Allied democracies and the increasing ...
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Yale historian Kennedy surveys the ebb and flow of power among the major states of Europe from the 16th centurywhen Europe's preeminence first took shapethrough and beyond the present erawhen great ... Read full review
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