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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... by establishing and developing foreign industries and agriculture with
repeated financial injections and by building railways , harbors , and steamships
which would enable overseas producers to rival its own production in future
164 This growth of American industrial power and overseas trade was
accompanied , perhaps inevitably , by a more assertive diplomacy and by an
American - style rhetoric of Weltpolitik . 165 Claims to a special moral endowment
among the ...
Diplomatically , these overseas ties meant that Britain ' s decision to intervene
influenced Japan ' s action in the Far East , Italy ' s declaration of neutrality ( and
later switch ) , and the generally benevolent stance of the United States .
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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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