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 colonies not only offered outlets for British products but also supplied many
raw materials , from the valuable sugar ... respect for British merchants in times of
peace and protected their trade and garnered further colonial territories in war ...
5 million square miles to its existing colonial territories , and it possessed
indisputably the largest overseas empire after Britain ' s . Although the commerce
of those lands was not great , France had built up a considerable colonial army
and an ...
Neither of them , for a variety of reasons , could prevent the further extension of
that colonial order under the League mandates ; but their rhetoric and influence
seeped across imperial demarcation zones and interacted with the mobilization
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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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