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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For the first time ever , the French would concentrate their resources upon a
naval and colonial war . The results were remarkable , and quite confounded the
argument of the British isolationists that such a conflict , unencumbered by ...
part of an anti - German coalition , their cause was weakened by the second
event : the heated Anglo - German " naval race " of 1908 – 1909 , following a
further increase in Tirpitz ' s shipbuilding program and British fears that they
would lose ...
U . S . naval growth and naval policy in this period are now very well covered .
Apart from Potter ( ed . ) , Sea Power , chs . 15 and 17 - 18 , see K . J . Hagan ( ed
. ) , In Peace and War : Interpretations of American Naval History , 1775 - 1978 ...
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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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