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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moved toward peace and Austria stayed neutral — which was precisely what
happened in the months after the fall of Sevastopol . Only if the British nation and
political economy became much more " militarized " could it sustain the war alone
In these circumstances , even isolationist senators could be moved to support
proposals for the creation of what was to be the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization , with full American membership - and , indeed , with its chief
strategical purpose ...
Despite French worries , the West German armed forces began to be built up
within the NATO structure by the late 1950s — which was logical enough , if the
West really wanted to narrow the gap in troop totals.104 But that inevitably moved
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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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