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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Perhaps worst affected of all were the peasants , whose lands and stock were
preyed upon by the soldiers . As the situation deteriorated , civilian officials also
turned to plunder , demanding bribes and confiscating stocks of goods . The
costs of ...
129 What was perhaps even more significant was the extent to which Russian
industrialization , despite some indigenous entrepreneurs , was carried out by
foreigners — a successful international firm like Singer , for example , or the large
But perhaps the most important ( in terms of sheer output ) will be the already
impressive lead which Japan has in the field of industrial robots and its
development of ( experimental ) entire factories virtually controlled by computers ,
lasers , 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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