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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In the west , France after 1660 swiftly expanded its military might to become the
most powerful of the European states — to many ... France's capacity to dominate
west - central Europe was held in check only by a combination of maritime and ...
No power, it appeared, would not be permitted to impose its wishes upon the rest
of Europe in the way Napoleon had done. ... For all the talk about a European “
Pentarchy," however, it is important to recall that the five Great Powers were not
75ff ; Showalter , Railroads and Rifles , passim ; Strachan , European Armies , pp
. 98ff . For the mistakes made ... The raw figures are available in Flora , State ,
Economy and Society in Western Europe 1815–1975 , vol . 1 ; and in B. R.
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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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