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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The Spanish government , for its part , could allow the demise of their Austrian
cousins neither at the hands of the French ... In Habsburg Austria ' s case , on the
other hand , although it failed to defeat Protestantism in Germany , it did achieve
... ( 1649 ) to eighty ( 1651 ) , wages and conditions were improved , dockyard
and logistical support were bettered , and the funds for all this regularly voted by
a House of Commons which believed that profit and power went hand in hand .
157 On the other hand , if the arms race with NATO over the rest of this century
drove up the share of Russian defense spending from 14 to 17 percent or more of
GNP by the year 2000 , a larger and larger amount of equipment such as ...
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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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