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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77 Such advantages were all necessary , since the dimensions of the European
conflict were far larger , and the costs far heavier , than anything experienced in
the earlier local wars against Sweden ' s neighbors . By the end of 1630
Similarly , it is also reasonable to assume that the next few decades will witness a
continuation of a much less attractive but even broader trend : the spiraling cost
of the arms race , which is fueled by the sheer expensiveness of newer weapon ...
The creation of tens of thousands of private businesses has alarmed party
ideologists , and the rise in prices ( probably caused as much by the necessary
adjustment to market costs as by the frequently denounced " racketeering ” and ...
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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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