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 Tartar khanate of the Crimea remained a powerful foe ; its troops sacked
Moscow in 1571 , and it remained independent until the late eighteenth century .
Challenges from the West were even more threatening ; the Poles , for example ...
The loss of Poland , Finland , and the Baltic states removed many of the country '
s industrial plants , railways , and farms , and the prolonged fighting destroyed
much that remained . The stupendous decline in manufacturing - down to 13 ...
And agriculture remained as weak as ever , in productive terms : in 1980 , the
American farm worker was producing enough food to supply sixty - five people ,
whereas his Russian equivalent turned out enough to feed only eight . 242 This ,
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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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