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 second is that its military strength , and defense spending , bears no relation
to its place in the international economic order of things . It possesses a
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This does not mean , according to certain economic forecasts , that a large
reduction in defense expenditures would quickly lead to a great surge in Russia's
growth rates , simply because of the fact that it would take a long time before , say
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1986 , pp . 1 , 20 . 211. Report of the Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger
to the Congress , on Fiscal Year 1984 Budget ( Washington , D.C. , 1983 ) , p .
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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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