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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63 For the eastern monarchies of Austria , Prussia , and Russia , however ,
abstention from an Anglo - French war in the mid ... The second reason was
altogether more important : the Austrians were determined to recover Silesia from
Although Prussia was the undisputed leader of the increasingly important
German Customs Union ( Zollverein ) which developed from the 1830s onward ,
and which the Austrians could not join because of the protectionist pressures of
72 Once one examines Austria - Hungary ' s economy and society in more detail ,
however , significant flaws appear . Perhaps the most fundamental of these was
the enormous regional differences in per capita income and output , which to a ...
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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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