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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... souls were given over to unquestioned support of the regime , which would
thereby replace the older loyalties of class , church , region , and family ; an
economy mobilized and controlled for the purposes of expanding Deutschtum
During the war itself , the Allies had given aid to all manner of resistance
movements struggling against their German and Japanese overlords , and it was
natural for those groups to hope for a continuation of such aid after 1945 , even
Given the decline in raw - materials prices , the ebbing of the dollar's
unsustainably high exchange value of early 1985 , the general fall in interest
rates — and the impact of all three trends upon inflation and upon business
confidence - it is not ...
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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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