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 world has become a more competitive place , and market shares are being
eroded . ... and yet still discover that the world is a less secure environment -
simply because other Powers have grown faster , and are becoming stronger .
The latter were still far ahead in terms of strictly military power , but in other
respects the world had become more of a multipolar place : " In economic terms ,
” he noted in 1973 , “ there are at least five major groupings . Politically , many
But if there is a slowing - down or even a halt in the increase in defense spending
, coinciding with the continuous upward spiral in weapons costs , then the
problem facing the Pentagon will become much more acute . The second factor is
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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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