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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The trend toward autarky was thus already strongly developed even before Adolf
... and with Neville Chamberlain already convinced of his later remark that the
American policy was all “ words , " 16 the democracies were in no frame of mind
But perhaps the most important ( in terms of sheer output ) will be the already
impressive lead which Japan has in the field of industrial robots and its
development of ( experimental ) entire factories virtually controlled by computers ,
lasers , and ...
Finally , future developments in telecommunications and office equipment are
already suggesting that white - collar jobs may soon follow the path already
trodden by blue - collar workers in the West . None of this , one hopes , portends
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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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