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 two great German powers of this period — the Habsburg Empire and
Brandenburg - Prussia — were also destined by their geographical position to
grapple with the same problem . To the Austrian Habsburgs , this was nothing
To suggest , on the one hand , that Britain ' s global position around 1900 was as
weakened as it was to be in the late 1930s , and to argue , on the other , that
there had been “ a tremendous expansion of British power ” prior to 1914 ,
In that larger sense , there is something in the analogy which is made by certain
political scientists between the United States ' position today and that of previous
" declining hegemons . " 242 Here again , it is instructive to note the uncanny ...
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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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