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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Ludendorff ' s early successes - crushing the outnumbered British Fifth Army ,
driving a wedge between the French and British forces , and advancing by early
June 1918 to within thirty - seven miles of Paris in another one of his lunges ...
From that perspective , nothing could be more upsetting than proposals to reduce
or withdraw U . S . forces in Europe — however pressing that might be for
economic reasons or for the purpose of buttressing American deployments
In the same way , while the expansion of Russian forces in the Far East is
alarming to Washington , that is considerably balanced off by the growing threat
posed by the PRC to Russia ' s land and sea lines of communication with 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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