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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190 In much the same way , it is argued that the admiralties of Europe also
misread the war that was to come , preparing themselves for a decisive battle -
fleet encounter and not properly appreciating that the geographical contours of
When each side possessed millions of troops sprawling across hundreds of miles
of territory , it was difficult ( in western Europe , impossible ) to achieve a single
decisive victory in the manner of Jena or Sadowa ; even a " big push ...
On the other hand , the decisive events of December 1941 entirely altered these
balances : the Russian counterattack at Moscow showed that it would not fall to
Blitzkrieg warfare ; and the entry of Japan and the United States into what was ...
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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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