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 cardinal fact for most French producers after 1815 was the existence of an
overwhelmingly dominant and powerful industrial producer not only as their
nearest neighbor but as a mighty force in all foreign markets and sometimes even
The fact that Moscow takes the possibility of war seriously can be gleamed from
its deployment of around fifty divisions ( including six or seven tank divisions ) of
Russian troops in its two military districts east of the Urals . And while it may be ...
when its energy supplies were so plentiful and ( relatively ) easily accessible ; but
the awful fact is that this is no longer the case . It may have been that the CIA's
famous 1977 forecast that Soviet oil production would soon peak , and then ...
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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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