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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This may seem a bold statement to make in view of the very extensive publicity
which has been given to the far larger totals of Soviet aircraft , tanks , artillery ,
and infantry divisions in assessments of the U . S . - USSR “ military balance ” —
24 ; E . V . Gulick , Europe ' s Classical Balance of Power ( New York , 1967 edn .
) , passim ; C . K . Webster , The Foreign Policy of Castlereagh , 1812 – 1815 :
Britain and the Reconstruction of Europe ( London , 1931 ) ; H . G . Nicolson , The
Dilemmas of Growth in Prewar Japan ( Princeton , N . J . , 1971 ) . 61 . Allen ,
Economic History of Modern Japan , p . 141 . 62 . Howarth , Fighting Ships of the
Rising Sun , pt . 4 ; H . P . Willmott , Empires in the Balance ( Annapolis , Md . ,
1982 ) ...
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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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