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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Provided that army under its brilliant leader remained successful , the system
seemed invulnerable . It was not surprising , therefore , to hear the emperor
frequently asserting : My power depends on my glory and my glories on the
victories I ...
With France isolated , Austria - Hungary cowed , and the intermediate " buffer
states ” of southern Germany and Italy now merged into their larger national units
, 98 the only substantial checks to the further aggrandizement of Germany
This fascist state , with its elimination of factious party politics , its “ corporatist ”
planning for the economy in the place of disputes between capital and labor , its
commitment to government action , seemed to offer a new model to 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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