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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And despite its earlier ( and still powerful ) hostility to Russian pretensions in Asia
, the Chinese remain suspicious of the ... To this extent , China's importance as a
truly independent actor in the present ( and future ) international system is ...
Indeed , in a certain sense China must be judged as a candidate superpower in
its own right not in imitation or emulation of either the Soviet Union or the United
States , but as a reflection of Peking's unique position in global politics . In a long
This projection assumes that “ the four largest economies in Western Europe
grow in 1985-2000 at the same pace as they did in 1970–82 " ( which the paper
admits may be too pessimistic ) : " China and India , ” p . 69 . 44. Ramses , 1982 ,
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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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