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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... while neither side possessed much of a navy at the outset of the conflict , the
South was disadvantaged by having no machine shop which could build marine
engines , whereas the North possessed several dozen such establishments .
In 1870 , the German states combined already possessed a larger population
than France , and only disunity had disguised that fact . Germany had more miles
of railway lines , better arranged for military purposes . Its gross national product
By 1938 Italy still possessed only 2.8 percent of world manufacturing production ,
produced 2.1 percent of its steel , 1.0 percent of its pig iron , 0.7 percent of its iron
ore , and 0.1 percent of its coal , and consumed energy from modern sources at ...
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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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