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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That land had been spared an all - out confessional struggle in the late sixteenth
century , but only because of the weakening authority and intellect of Rudolf II (
Holy Roman emperor , 1576–1612 ) and a renewal of a Turkish threat in the ...
While it is obvious that no one in 1885 could accurately forecast the ruin and
desolation which prevailed in Europe sixty years later , it was the case that many
acute observers in the late nineteenth century sensed the direction in which the ...
... had no Communist existed east of Suez.111 ( On the other hand , by the late
1940s it proved useful in gaining Washington's sympathies , and in France's case
military aid also , to claim that the insurgents were master - minded by Moscow . )
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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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