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 Meaning and Chronology of the Struggle Although there were always
specific reasons why any particular state was drawn into this larger context , two
more general causes were chiefly responsible for the transformation in both the ...
The second reason was altogether more important : the Austrians were
determined to recover Silesia from Prussia ; and the Russians under their
Czarina Elizabeth were also looking for a chance to punish the disrespectful ,
Here , too , was the reason why Doenitz's U - boats had to keep below the
surface ; why Slim's Burma Army could reinforce Imphal ; why American carriers
could launch repeated attacks upon Japanese bases all over the western Pacific
; and ...
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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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