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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Thus , the plummeting of Polish governmental stock in the late eighteenth century
and , conversely , the remarkable — and frequently overlooked - strength of
Austria ' s credit for decade after decade mirrored the relative durability of those
105 Finally , the events of the late 1870s had reemphasized the longstanding
Anglo - Russian rivalry in the Near East and Asia , which inclined both of those
powers to look toward Berlin for benevolent neutrality , and turned public
While it is obvious that no one in 1885 could accurately forecast the ruin and
desolation which prevailed in Europe sixty years later , it was the case that many
acute observers in the late nineteenth century sensed the direction in which 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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