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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This success story was naturally reflected in Germany's foreign - trade figures ,
with exports tripling between 1890 and 1913 , bringing the country close to
Britain as the leading world exporter ; not surprisingly , its merchant marine also ...
turing production around 40 percent of Germany's ; Wright has its national
income as being $ 6 billion in 1914 to Germany's ... and Russia as well as
Germany , so that by the early twentieth century it was only the fifth among the
Great Powers .
strength was actually decreasing relative to Germany's . Between 1900 and 1913
, for example , its own steel production rose from 2.2 to 4.8 million tons , but
Germany's leaped forward from 6.3 to 17.6 million tons . In the same way , the ...
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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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