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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92 The Grand Army ' s casualties in the Russian campaign were enormous :
perhaps as many as 270 , 000 men were killed and 200 , 000 captured , and
about 1 , 000 guns and 200 , 000 horses were lost . The eastern front , more than
The other device in France ' s battery of diplomatic and political weapons was its
link with the eastern European “ successor states . " On the face of it , support for
Poland , Czechoslovakia , and the other beneficiaries of the 1919 – 1921 ...
For excellent examples , see Stone , Eastern Front , p . 265 and passim . 202 .
Van Creveld , Supplying War , ch . 4 , is convincing here . See also the critique in
G . Ritter , The Schlieffen Plan ( New York , 1958 ) , and in L . C . F . Turner , “ The
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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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