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 result was to make Europe the fastest - growing region in the world , Japan
excepted . “ Between 1950 and 1970 European gross domestic product grew on
average at about 5.5 percent per annum and 4.4 percent on a per capita basis ...
R. A. Stradling , Europe and the Decline of Spain : A Study of the Spanish System
, 1580–1720 ( London / Boston , 1981 ) , p . 44 . 5. For example , Gattinara's
declaration to Charles V that “ God has set you on the path towards a world ...
Some of Europe's dilemmas are discussed in Deporte , Europe Between the
Superpowers , passim ; J. R. Wegs , Europe Since 1945 ( New York ... 9 ;
Maddison , “ Economic Policy and Performance in Europe 1913– 1970 , " in
Cipolla ( ed . ) ...
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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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