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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ing and equipping of large armies , the use of improved communications offered
by the railway , the steamship , and the telegraph , and a productive industrial
base to sustain the armed forces . In all of these conflicts , grievous blunders
3 percent of world manufacturing production and had a “ total industrial potential ”
equal only to 71 percent of Britain ' s in 1900 ! 207 Its population , leaping upward
by tens of millions of new mouths each year , consisted overwhelmingly of ...
T . S . Ashton , The Industrial Revolution 1760 – 1830 ( Oxford , 1968 edn . ) , p .
129 . For other excellent studies of British economic change in this period , see
Mathias , First Industrial Nation , passim ; Hobsbawm , Industry and Empire , chs .
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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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