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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... has usually been the consequence of lengthy fighting by its armed forces ; but
it has also been the consequence of the more or less efficient utilization of the
state's productive economic resources in wartime , and , further in the
One consequence of this system was that Russia's long - service army included
many overaged troopers ; another even more fatal consequence was that some
400,000 of the new recruits hastily enrolled at the beginning of the war were ...
The second consequence was altogether brighter , at least for the purposes of
Soviet economic - military power . Having driven private consumption's share of
the GNP down to a level probably unmatched in modern history - and certainly far
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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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