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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Finally , the financing of the war had caused economic — and later political -
problems of unprecedented complexity . Very few of the belligerents ( Britain and
the United States were among the exceptions ) had tried to pay for even part of
state that resists easy political or ideological categorization . . . . Indeed , in a
certain sense China must be judged as a candidate superpower in its own right -
not in imitation or emulation of either the Soviet Union or the United States , but
as a ...
taining of a proper grand strategy , concerns the impact of slow economic growth
upon the American social / political consensus . To a degree which amazes most
Europeans , the United States in the twentieth century has managed to avoid ...
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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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