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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The Rise of the Western World In the year 1500 , the date chosen by numerous
scholars to mark the divide between modern and premodern times , it was by no
means obvious to the inhabitants of Europe that their continent was poised to ...
whatever the attractions of receiving that aid may have been to Moscow , it did
involve joint cooperation with western Europe , just at a time when the Soviet
economy had returned to the most rigid forms of socialization and collectivization
; and ...
... local resentments ; how to reduce the American military presence in South
Korea without sending the wrong “ signal ” to the North . . . Larger still , at least as
measured by military deployments , is the American stake in western Europe ...
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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
The Rise of the Western World
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