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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However , such crude totals * were less important than the wealth of the regions
in question , and here the dynastic inheritance seemed to have been blessed
with riches . There were five chief sources of Habsburg finance , and several
Like so many mercantilist works , Mahan's tended to emphasize the importance
of Britain's external commerce as ... There was also a critically important "
continental ” dimension to British grand strategy , overlooked by those whose
gaze was ...
It is important to realize , however , that many of the data are very approximate ,
particularly for countries lacking an adequate bureaucracy ; that certain of the
calculations ( e.g. , shares of world manufacturing output ) are merely estimates ...
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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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