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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During the Seven Years War , the French navy had been allocated only 30
million livres a year , one - quarter of the French army ' s allocation and only one -
fifth of the monies provided to the Royal Navy each year . From the mid - 1770s ...
Finally , the country also possessed the world ' s third - largest merchant marine ,
although ( curiously ) the navy itself virtually neglected antisubmarine warfare .
62 Because of conscription , the Japanese army had ready access to manpower
The U . S . Navy was also able to join the nuclear club with the creation of a new
class of enormous carriers , possessing strike bombers equipped with atomic
weapons , and , by the late 1950s , with the planned construction of nuclear ...
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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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