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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Moreover , by 1710 a Tory ministry had come into office at Westminster , eager for
a peace which secured Britain's maritime and imperial interests and reduced its
expenses in a continental war . Finally , the Archduke Charles , who had been ...
By that time , Prussia had already sued for peace and abandoned the left bank of
the Rhine to the French , leaving Germany in a state of uneasy neutrality and thus
permitting France to turn its attention elsewhere ; most of the smaller German ...
privileges and the czar cared only for his peace of mind . Here was an elite in
constant fear of workers ' and peasants ' unrest , and yet , although government
spending was by far the largest in the world in absolute terms , it kept direct taxes
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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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