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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of the public at large , the sheer extent and destructive capacity of the nuclear
weaponry held in these two arsenals is an indication of political incapacity or
mental sickness , which threatens all daily life on this planet and should be
As things are at present , the devastation of the PRC would be immense ; but
Moscow cannot exclude the possibility that at least a certain number ( and , the
1990s , a larger number ) of Chinese nuclear missiles would hit the Soviet Union
81 . Holloway , Soviet Union and the Arms Race , ch . 2 ; J . Prados , The Soviet
Estimate : U . S . Intelligence Analysis and Russian Military Strength ( New York ,
1982 ) , pp . 17ff ; R . L . Garthoff , Soviet Strategy in the Nuclear Age ( New York ...
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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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