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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52 This lack of competitiveness , the existing disincentives within France to
modernize ( e.g. , small size of agricultural ... At the beginning of the century , the
latter's manufacturing output was level with France's ; by 1830 it was 182.5
percent of ...
On the coalfields of northern France the familiar , ugly landscape of an industrial
society took place . ... in the number of Frenchmen during these decades ,
measurement of output which are related to France's population look impressive -
If France's economy was badly dented by the Socialist administration's dash for
growth in the early 1980s ( just when all its major trading partners were
retrenching fiscally ) , the stricter policies which followed seem to have reduced
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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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