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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6 million German casualties and prisoners lost during the Second World War , 10
million met their fate on the eastern front . 49 Yet even before the Third Reich had
collapsed , Stalin was switching dozens of divisions to the Far East , ready to ...
Despite territorial gains in the Baltic , northern Finland , and the Far East , Russia
was still , relatively speaking , a landlocked superpower . Moreover , it now
seems clear that Stalin ' s view of the world outside was one overwhelmingly
... managed flow of hard drugs , and the border for all this sort of traffic is still
extraordinarily permeable . 210 If the challenges to American interests in East
Asia are farther away , that does not diminish the significance of this vast area
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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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