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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In the same way , while one could point to Austria - Hungary in 1914 as a good
example of a “ falling " Great Power helping to trigger off a major war , that still
leaves the theorist to deal with the equally critical roles played then by those "
... Netherlands , for example , involved grinding campaigns through territory
riddled with fortresses and waterways , and provoked a response not merely from
the Habsburg powers themselves but also from the United Provinces and
224 One major area of contention , for example , has been the degree of
interservice rivalry , which is of course common to most armed forces but seems
more deeply entrenched in the American system - possibly because of 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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