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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It is interesting to note that the run of early Habsburg victories in Europe and the
successful defense of the Americas in this period largely coincided with — and
was aided by - significant increases in bullion deliveries from the New World .
In the period before the 1840s and despite the many defects listed above ,
Russia ' s army could occasionally be a formidable offensive force . So much (
perhaps three - quarters ) of the state ' s finances were devoted to the military and
... 294 interwar period in , 291 - 98 manufacturing boom in , 423 military
leadership in , 297 military spending in , 292 - 93 ... 353 Tokugawa period in , 14
– 15 , 23 under Washington Treaty , 277 , 300 Western prejudices toward , 298 in
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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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