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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This is not to imply that the local roots of the various criseswhether in Mukden ,
Ethiopia , or the Sudetenland — were completely irrelevant , or that there would
have been no international problems if the Great Powers had been in harmony .
... quality , price , and market demand , encouraging the creation of privately run ,
small - scale enterprises , and allowing a great expansion in foreign trade35 _
have led to impressive rises in manufacturing output , but also to many problems .
The EEC - Potential and Problems Of the five main concentrations of economic
and military power in the world today , the only one that is not a sovereign nation
- state is Europe — which at once defines the chief problem facing this region as
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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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