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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Secondly , all the comparative international data of this period show how
inefficient Russian agriculture was overall — its crop yield for wheat being less
than a third of Britain ' s and Germany ' s , for potatoes being about half . 133
170 In fact , given its turn - of - the - century rapprochement with Great Britain , the
United States was immensely secure , and even if it feared the rise of German
sea power , it really had far less to worry about than any of the other major
devaluation of the franc when all of the other major trading countries had gone "
off " gold meant that French exports became less and less competitive , and its
foreign trade collapsed : “ imports went down by 60 percent and exports by 70 ...
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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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