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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Finally , by the later decades of the century , the Industrial Revolution was under
way in Britain , which was to give that state an enhanced capacity both to
colonize overseas and to frustrate the Napoleonic bid for European mastery . For
First - although it is a somewhat pedantic matter - it is unlikely that the country's
gross national product ( GNP ) was ever the largest in the world during the
decades following 1815. Given the sheer size of China's population ( and , later ...
Within another three decades a short time indeed in the course of the Great
Power system — that same continent of Europe would be tearing itself apart and
several of its members would be close to collapse . Three decades further , and
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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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