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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What it concentrates upon is the interaction between economics and strategy , as
each of the leading states in the international system strove to enhance its wealth
and its power , to become ( or to remain ) both rich and strong . The " military ...
A strategic equilibrium existed , supported by all of the leading Powers in the
Concert of Europe , so that no single nation was either able or willing to make a
bid for dominance . The prime concerns of government in these post - 1815
Although this increasing payments deficit did see some gold draining out of the
United States by the late 1950s , most foreign governments were content to hold
more dollars ( that being the leading reserve currency ) rather than demand ...
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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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