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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another , has a slainny usually been the consequence of lengthy fighting by its
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One consequence of this system was that Russia ' s long - service army included
many overaged troopers ; another even more fatal consequence was that some
400 , 000 of the new recruits hastily enrolled at the beginning of the war were ...
... ( with some justification ) as being isolated and surrounded . If this was partly
due to Mao ' s policies toward China ' s neighbors , it was also a consequence of
the rivalry and ambitions of other powers in Asia during the preceding decades .
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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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