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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By the eve of war , the High Seas Fleet consisted of thirteen dreadnought - type
battleships , sixteen older ones , and five battlecruisers , a force so big that it had
compelled the British Admiralty gradually to withdraw almost all its capital - ship ...
Already in the late 1880s , the rebuilding of the fleet had commenced , but the
greatest boost came at the time of the Spanish - American War . Since the easy
naval victories in that conflict seemed to justify the arguments of Admiral Mahan
Atlantic Command : North Atlantic ( 2d Fleet ) 5 Aircraft Carriers 5 Helicopter
Carriers 1 Battleship 9 Cruisers 35 Destroyers 50 Frigates 49 Attack Submarines
18 Amphibious Ships 290 Fighter / Attack Aircraft Pacific Command : West Pacific
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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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