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 second reason was altogether more important : the Austrians were
determined to recover Silesia from Prussia ; and the ... Each of these powers had
built up a considerable army ( Prussia over 150,000 men , Austria almost
200,000 , and ...
Although Prussia was the undisputed leader of the increasingly important
German Customs Union ( Zollverein ) which developed from the 1830s onward ,
and which the Austrians could not join because of the protectionist pressures of
72 Once one examines Austria - Hungary's economy and society in more detail ,
however , significant flaws appear . Perhaps the most fundamental of these was
the enormous regional differences in per capita income and output , which to a ...
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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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