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 first was direct military operations , either by peripheral raids to distract the
French army or by the dispatch of a more substantial expeditionary force to fight
alongside whatever allies Britain might possess at the time . The raiding strategy
By April 1 , 1917 , indeed , inter - Allied war credits had risen to $ 4.3 billion , 88
percent of which was covered by the ... which was supplying billions of dollars '
worth of munitions and foodstuffs to the Allies ( but not , because of the naval ...
... 2,600 4,575 4,700 4,575 2,075 Commonwealth TOTAL ALLIES 24,178 39,518
64,706 101,519 151,761 167,654 84,806 Germany 8,295 10,247 11,776 15,409
24,807 39,807 7,540 Japan 4,467 4,768 5,088 8,861 16,693 28,180 11,066 Italy
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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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