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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All this led to further inflation , which the 1792 decision for war only exacerbated .
And while it is true that later administrative reforms within the treasury itself and
the revolutionary regime ' s determination to know the true state of affairs steadily
125 That the right choice was made in 1939 , to stand up to Hitler ' s further act of
aggression , is undoubted . But by that stage the balance of forces aligned
against British interests in Europe and even more in the Far East had become so
... and to subsidize food prices by a further $ 50 billion - despite which it seems "
to be moving further and further away from being the exporter it once was ” 123
and instead needs to pour out further billions of hard currency to import grain and
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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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