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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... created a structure — and an atmosphere — within which long - term funded
state debt could be regarded as perfectly normal . So successfully did Amsterdam
become a center of Dutch “ surplus capital ” that it soon was able to invest in ...
Each of those strokes , had they been fully successful , would have dealt a
dreadful blow to Britain ' s shaky position . But the Irish invasion was small - scale
and belated , and was contained in early September , by which time all of Europe
Kerensky ' s July 1917 offensive - once again , initially successful against the
Austrians , and then slashed to pieces by Mackensen ' s counterattack — was the
final blow . The army , Stavka concluded , “ is simply a huge , weary , shabby ,
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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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