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 Meaning and Chronology of the Struggle Although there were always
specific reasons why any particular state was ... The second reason for the much
more widespread and interlinked pattern of warfare after 1500 was the creation of
The first reason was that although some Frenchmen argued that the conflict
should be fought at sea and in the colonies , the natural tendency in Paris was to
attack Britain via Hanover , the strategical Achilles ' heel of the islanders .
For all these reasons , and despite serious disruption to British trade in some
markets for some of the time , the overall ... other main reason that the British
economy did not crumble in the face of external pressures was that ,
unfortunately for ...
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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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