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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... and with Napoleon himself unable to achieve victory in the Levant , France
appeared to be in serious trouble . Yet the second coalition , like the first , rested
upon shaky political and strategical foundations . 77 Prussia was noticeably
Compared with these epic events , the Anglo - American war of 1812 – 1814 was
a strategical sideshow . 94 Economically , it might have been far more serious to
British interests had it not coincided with the collapse of the Continental System ...
Successive Mediterranean commander in chiefs of the Royal Navy always hoped
that the Italian fleet would be neutral , not allied , if it ever came to a war with
France in this period . 35 The consequences of all this upon Italy ' s strategical
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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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