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 ground and gave the enemy notice of where the attack would take place.190
In much the same way , it is argued that the admiralties of Europe also misread
the war that was to come , preparing themselves for a decisive battle - fleet ...
This was why the leaderships of all of the major belligerents saw the coming
campaigns of 1918 as absolutely decisive to the war as a whole . Although
Germany had to leave well over a million troops to occupy its new great empire of
On the other hand , the decisive events of December 1941 entirely altered these
balances : the Russian counterattack at Moscow showed that it would not fall to
Blitzkrieg warfare ; and the entry of Japan and the United States into what was ...
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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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