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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In 1870 , he notes , the United Kingdom was using 100 million tons of coal ,
which was " equivalent to 800 million million Calories of energy , enough to feed
a population of 850 million adult males for a year ( actual population was then
The Tsar ' s seventy million subjects included some notable minorities ( five
million Poles , three and a half million Finns , Ests , Letts and Latvians , and three
million assorted Caucasians ) , but that still left fifty millions who were both
... economic growth can be offered here . 46 Its population had soared from 49
million in 1890 to 66 million in 1913 , second only in Europe to Russia ' s — but
since Germans enjoyed far higher levels of education , social provision , and ...
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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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