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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But that , in turn , led the Prussian General Staff to press for the immediate
implementation of the Schlieffen Plan , that is ... national interests , it was also
true that their decision to go to war had been affected by the existing operations
Map 9 : The European Powers and Their War Plans in 1914 NORWAY
ATLANTIC OCEAN SWEDEN GREAT BRITAIN DENMAR sho ALTICS THE WAR
PLANS A German attack upon France ( Schlieffen Plan ) B French invasion of
Despite the pronouncements of the FourYear Plan , there was no coherent
national program to relate the arms buildup to Germany ' s economic capacity
and to allocate priorities between the services ; Goering , nominally in charge of
the plan ...
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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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