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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The Tsar's seventy million subjects included some notable minorities ( five million
Poles , three and a half million Finns , Ests , Letts and Latvians , and three million
assorted Caucasians ) , but that still left fifty millions who were both Russian ...
Only a few details of Germany's explosive economic growth can be offered here.
46 Its population had soared from 49 million in 1890 to 66 million in 1913 ,
second only in Europe to Russia's — but since Germans enjoyed far higher
levels of ...
The full mobilized strength of European forces was nearly 7 million men as
against 3.5 million for the United States . " 187 It is , of course , also true that the
United States has deployed 250,000 men in situ in Germany , that the army
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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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