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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Charles V's inheritance of the crowns of four major dynasties , Castile , Aragon ,
Burgundy , and Austria , the later acquisitions by his house of the crowns of
Bohemia , Hungary , Portugal , and , for a short time , even of England , and the ...
The second major argument of this book has been that this uneven pace of
economic growth has had crucial long - term impacts upon the relative military
power and strategical position of the members of the states system . This again is
... in the way that the imperialism of both the Wilhelmine and ( even more ) the
Nazi eras led to a German bid for hegemony . In a bipolar world which , militarily ,
is still dominated by Washington and Moscow , in an age when major Great
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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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