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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... in which finance was to play the central part.70 The inept and occasional
interventions by English forces in the great European struggle during the 1620s ,
although very expensive to mount , had little effect upon the course of the Thirty
... Sea performed brilliantly against the Turks , the Russian army's 1877
campaigning revealed that its post - Crimean War reforms had not really taken
effect . Although bravery and sheer numbers produced an eventual Russian
victory over the ...
86 France had been able to carry out such a dynamic colonial policy , it has been
argued , because the structures of government had permitted a small group of
bureaucrats , colonial governors , and parti colonial enthusiasts to effect “ forward
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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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