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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Populations of the Powers , 1700 - 1800 99 4 . Size of Armies , 1690 – 1814 99 5
. Size of Navies ... Urban Population of the Powers and as Percentage of the
Total Population , 1890 – 1938 200 14 . Per Capita Levels of Industrialization ,
From the eighteenth century onward , the growth in world population had begun
to accelerate : Europe ' s numbers rose from 140 million in 1750 to 187 million in
1800 to 266 million in 1850 ; Asia ' s exploded from over 400 million in 1750 to ...
The third major cause for concern about Russia ' s future economic growth lies in
demographics . The position here is so gloomy that one scholar began his recent
survey “ Population and Labor Force " with the following blunt statement : On ...
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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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