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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Being surrounded by seas was a further incentive to the vital shipbuilding
industry , and by the later Middle Ages a flourishing maritime commerce was
being carried out between the Baltic , the North Sea , the Mediterranean , and the
Since this conflict much more than either the Crimean struggle or Prussia ' s wars
of unification lays claim to being the first real industrialized " total war " on proto -
twentieth - century lines , it is worth noting why the North won . The first and ...
By contrast , the North could always raise enough money , from taxation and
loans , to pay for the conflict ; and its printing of “ greenbacks ” in some ways
stimulated further industrial and economic growth . Impressively , the Union ' s ...
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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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