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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which guaranteed both increasing prosperity and world harmony . ... the British to
overcome natural , physical obstacles to higher productivity , and thus increased
the nation ' s wealth and strength , such inventions helped the United States ...
6 billion , so that France could pay for raw materials from overseas ; in the
allocation of increasing amounts of British shipping , without which most of this
movement of goods could not have been carried out ; and in the supply of
Although this increasing payments deficit did see some gold draining out of the
United States by the late 1950s , most foreign governments were content to hold
more dollars ( that being the leading reserve currency ) rather than demand ...
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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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