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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It would be unwise to exaggerate the wealth and financial stability of the Dutch
republic or to suggest that it found it easy to pay for the prolonged conflict ,
especially in its early stages . In the eastern and southern parts of the United
But a century later , the Dutch were struggling to hold their own against a number
of rivals . The adoption of mercantilist policies by Cromwell ' s England and
Colbert ' s France hurt Dutch commerce and shipping . For all the tactical
brilliance of ...
off the Portuguese against Spain , the Magyars , Turks , and German princes
against Austria , and the English against the Dutch — while buttressing France ' s
own geographical ( and army - recruitment ) position by its important 1663 treaty
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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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