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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whatever the attractions of receiving that aid may have been to Moscow , it did
involve joint cooperation with western Europe ... France , Italy , and West
Germany ) , economic growth shot ahead , integrated into a North Atlantic trading
In turn , this had the effect of tying all three of the western " flank " Powers — the
United States , Canada , and Britain — to ... Despite French worries , the West
German armed forces began to be built up within the NATO structure by the late ...
zation ” is also repeatedly stressed in North and Thomas , Rise of the Western
World , p . ... For the Portuguese experience , see Parry , Age of Reconnaissance
; P . Padfield , Tide of Empires : Decisive Naval Campaigns in the Rise of 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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