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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One ship returned with giraffes from East Africa to entertain the Chinese emperor
; another with a Ceylonese chief who ... and seaworthiness of Cheng Ho's navy
— some of the great treasure ships appear to have been around 400 feet long ...
From the mid - 1770s onward , the French naval budget steadily rose ; by 1780 it
totaled about 150 million livres , and by 1782 it had reached a staggering 200
million livres.71 At the time France entered the war , it possessed fifty - two ships
Mideast Force 1 Command Ship 4 Surface Combatants Source : American
Defense Annual , 1987-1988 be called upon ... 5 Helicopter Carriers 1 Battleship
9 Cruisers 35 Destroyers 50 Frigates 49 Attack Submarines 18 Amphibious Ships
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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
World Power Centers in the Sixteenth Century
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