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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Finally , the financing of the war had caused economic — and later political -
problems of unprecedented complexity . Very few of the belligerents ( Britain and
the United States were among the exceptions ) had tried to pay for even part of
But by late 1946 and early 1947 , the gap was widening and becoming more
publicized : various plebiscites and regional elections in the German zones were
showing " the political complexion of West Germany ... beginning to differ
state that resists easy political or ideological categorization . ... Indeed , in a
certain sense China must be judged as a candidate superpower in its own right
not in imitation or emulation of either the Soviet Union or the United States , but
as a ...
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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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