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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This allied capacity to wound but not kill was even more evident in the military
campaigns against France and Spain . By 1709 the allied invasion army was
falling back from a brief occupation of Madrid , unable to hold the country in the
face of ...
One part of the answer must be that the areas in which the Allies were strong
were unlikely to produce a swift or ... or Salonika - operational failures on the
Allied side and newer weapons ( mine fields , quick - firing shore batteries ) on
... wonders whether an Axis victory rather than an Allied one would not merely
have postponed the eventual outcome . ... by nine fleet carriers and thirty - five
escort carriers.22 Similarly , in the critical years of the Battle of the Atlantic , the
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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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