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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One ship returned with giraffes from East Africa to entertain the Chinese emperor
; another with a Ceylonese chief who ... power , and seaworthiness of Cheng Ho '
s navy — some of the great treasure ships appear to have been around 400 ...
71 At the time France entered the war , it possessed fifty - two ships of the line ,
many of them being larger than their British equivalents , and the number was
soon increased to sixty - six . To this could be added the Spanish fleet of fifty -
... Helicopter Carriers 1 Battleship 9 Cruisers 35 Destroyers 50 Frigates 49 Attack
Submarines 18 Amphibious Ships 290 ... 7 Frigates 8 Attack Submarines 5
Amphibious Ships 115 Fighter / Attack Aircraft AE Mideast Force 1 Command
Ship 4 ...
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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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