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 United States : The Problem of Number One in Relative Decline It is worth
bearing in mind the Soviet Union ' s ... The first is that while it can be argued that
the American share of world power has been declining relatively faster than ...
their very existence is , ironically , a confirmation of decline , in that such an
agitation simply would not have been necessary a few decades earlier , when the
nation ' s lead was unquestioned . A strong man , the writer G . K . Chesterton ...
R . A . Stradling , Europe and the Decline of Spain : A Study of the Spanish
System , 1580 – 1720 ( London / Boston , 1981 ) , p . 44 . 5 . For example ,
Gattinara ' s declaration to Charles V that “ God has set you on the path towards a
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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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