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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Fighting the Boches with Russia and Britain as one ' s allies had been the French
dream since 1871 ; now it seemed a distinct reality . France was not strong
enough to oppose Germany in a one - to - one struggle , something which all
The sudden American retreat into at least relative diplomatic isolationism after
1920 seemed yet another contradiction to those worldpower trends which , as
detailed above , had been under way since the 1890s . To the prophets of world ...
The final element which seemed to emphasize that the world must now be
viewed , strategically and politically , as bipolar rather than in its traditional
multipolar form was the heightened role of ideology . To be sure , even in the age
of classical ...
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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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