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 colonies not only offered outlets for British products but also supplied many
raw materials , from the valuable ... respect for British merchants in times of peace
and protected their trade and garnered further colonial territories in war , to the ...
Between 1871 and 1900 , France had added 3.5 million square miles to its
existing colonial territories , and it possessed indisputably the largest overseas
empire after Britain's . Although the commerce of those lands was not great ,
Neither of them , for a variety of reasons , could prevent the further extension of
that colonial order under the League ... wilt in the face of the resurgent Chinese
nationalism.30 This did not mean that western colonialism was about to collapse
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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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