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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Already by the mid - eighteenth century the American colonies occupied a
significant place in the pattern of maritime commerce and were beginning the first
hesitant stages of industrialization . According to some accounts , the emergent
The first of these came in the Pacific , where Nimitz's carrier - based aircraft had
already blunted the Japanese drive into the Coral Sea ( May 1942 ) and toward
Midway ( June 1942 ) and showed how vital naval air power was in the vast ...
Its achievements in the computing field are already so well known as to be
legendary . Borrowing heavily from American technology in the first instance ,
Japanese companies were able to exploit all their native advantages ( a
protected home ...
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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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