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 the same way , while one could point to Austria - Hungary in 1914 as a good
example of a " falling " Great Power helping to trigger off a major war , that still
leaves the theorist to deal with the equally critical roles played then by those “
Seeking to alleviate these miseries by imperial expansion was always a
temptation for worried or ambitious Japanese politicians — the conquest of
Manchuria , for example , meant economic benefits as well as military gains . On
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On which term see , for example , the coverage in D. Leebaert ( ed . ) , Soviet
Military Thinking ( London , 1981 ) ... For example , Gervasi , Myth of Soviet
Military Supremacy , passim , but espec . pp . 116-18 . 174. For examples : J.
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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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