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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Although it has been claimed that defense expenditures can have certain
commercial economic spin - offs , it seems increasingly difficult to argue against
the proposition that excessive arms spending will hurt economic growth . 18 The
The final and perhaps the most remarkable aspect of China ' s “ dash for growth ”
has been the very firm control upon defense spending , so that the armed forces
do not consume resources needed elsewhere . In Deng ' s view , defense has to
reasons , in the view of the Japanese government , are the domestic and regional
objections to a massive increase in its defense spending , and to a revision of the
constitution , which forbids sending troops ( or even selling arms ) abroad .
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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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