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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All three were poised to exploit the booming “ Atlantic economy " of the
eighteenth century , and La Rochelle was particularly well sited for the triangular
trade to West Africa and the West Indies . Alas for such mercantile aspirations ,
the French ...
The steady shift in the main trade routes from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic
and the great profits which could be made from colonial and commercial ventures
in the West Indies , North America , the Indian subcontinent , and the Far East ...
Faced with this avalanche of cheap American food , continental European
farmers agitated for higher tariffs — which they usually got ; in Britain , which had
already sacrificed its grain farmers for the cause of free trade , it was the flood of ...
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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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