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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The one feature of Europe which immediately strikes the eye when looking at a
map of the world ' s “ power centers ” in the sixteenth century is its political
fragmentation ( see Maps 1 and 2 ) . This was not an accidental or short - lived
state 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 ... amazes most Europeans , the United
States in the twentieth century has managed to avoid ostensible “ class " politics .
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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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