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 United States and the Civil War As mentioned previously , observers of
global politics from de Tocqueville onward felt that the rise of the Russian Empire
went in parallel with that of the United States . To be sure , everyone admitted that
170 In fact , given its turn - of - the - century rapprochement with Great Britain , the
United States was immensely secure , and even if it feared the rise of German
sea power , it really had far less to worry about than any of the other major
Perhaps the only consolation to decision - makers in the Kremlin was that their
archrival , the United States , also appeared to be encountering economic
difficulties from the 1960s onward and that it was swiftly losing the relative share
of 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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