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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If politically and militarily the European Community was still immature , it was now
a much more powerful presence in the global economic balances than in 1956 .
Almost exactly the opposite could be said about the USSR , as it evolved from ...
Until recently , the “ deterrent " effect of both of these Powers ' strategic weapon
systems appeared dubious . In the rather implausible event of their being
involved in a nuclear interchange with the USSR , and with the United States
133 ; Nove , Economic History of the USSR , pp . 340 , 387 ; J . P . Nettl , The
Soviet Achievement ( London , 1967 ) , ch . 6 . 240 . Munting , Economic
Development of the USSR , p . 133 . 241 . The problems of Soviet agriculture
have been the ...
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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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