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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Since the Austro - Hungarian forces had suffered a humiliating blow in their
Serbian campaign , and since the unreal French Plan XVII of 1914 had ground to
a halt in Lorraine with losses of over 600 , 000 men , it appeared that only in the ...
The Polish campaign in particular confirmed the efficacy of Blitzkrieg warfare ,
exposed a number of weaknesses ( which could then be corrected ) , and
strengthened German confidence in being able to overun foes by rapid , surprise
For the Austrian army ' s campaigning — and recuperationsee Rothenberg ,
Napoleon ' s Great Adversaries , pp . 123ff . 89 . For the Peninsular War , see the
relevant parts of Glover , Campaigns of Napoleon : J . Weller , Wellington in 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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