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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5 million , would be staggered to learn that it now costs the British Admiralty £120
million and more for a replacement ... understandably wince at the Pentagon ' s
estimate that the new B - 1 bomber will cost over $ 200 billion for a mere one ...
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 ...
... the difficulties in , say , the CIA ' s effort to put a " dollar cost " on a Russian -
made weapon or manpower costs , and institutional / ideological biases . The
result is an array of “ guestimates , " which one can choose according to one ' s
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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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