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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Two generations later , that was no longer the case , as shown in Table 9 . 1890
Table 9 . GNP of the European Great Powers , 1830 – 189060 ( at market prices ,
in 1960 U . S . dollars and prices ; in billions ) 1830 1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 ...
the others , with Germany and ( later ) Japan beginning to draw a little away from
the remainder . Table 12 . Total Population of the Powers , 1890 – 193817 (
millions ) 1890 1900 1910 1913 1920 1928 1 Russia 116 . 8 135 . 6 159 . 3 175 .
8 Tables 15 and 16 both confirm the swift industrial changes which occurred in
absolute terms to some of the powers in ... This can also be represented in
relative terms to indicate a country ' s comparative industrial position over time (
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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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