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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Almost at the same time , in 1955–1956 , the USSR and Czechoslovakia began
giving aid to Egypt , replacing Washington in the funding of the Aswan Dam .
Soviet loans also went to Iraq , Afghanistan , and North Yemen . Pronounced anti
It may be that the USSR , having recognized the vulnerability of its TransSiberian
Railway in the event of a war in which China is involved , is systematically
attempting to create a sea line of communication ( SLOC ) , via the Indian Ocean ,
to its ...
133 ; Nove , Economic History of the USSR , pp . 340 , 387 ; J. P. Nettl , The
Soviet Achievement ( London , 1967 ) , ch . 6 . 240. Munting , Economic
Development of the USSR , p . 133 . 241. The problems of Soviet agriculture
have been 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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