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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... and power went hand in hand.71 This was just as well , because in its first war
against the Dutch the navy was taking on an equally formidable force
commanded by leaders — Tromp and de Ruyter — who were as good as Blake
and Monk .
of national resources to the armed forces , and on the other hand its search for
economic security , as represented by an enhanced national prosperity , which
depends upon growth ( which in turn flows from new methods of production and ...
157 On the other hand , if the arms race with NATO over the rest of this century
drove up the share of Russian defense spending from 14 to 17 percent or more of
GNP by the year 2000 , a larger and larger amount of equipment such as ...
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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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