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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Yet the second coalition , like the first , rested upon shaky political and strategical
foundations.77 Prussia was noticeably absent , so that no northern German front
could be opened . A premature campaign by the king of Naples led to disaster ...
Compared with these epic events , the Anglo - American war of 1812– 1814 was
a strategical sideshow.94 Economically , it might have been far more serious to
British interests had it not coincided with the collapse of the Continental System ...
... challenge the longevity of every major power that occupies the “number one'
position in world affairs: whether, in the military/strategical realm, it can preserve
a reasonable balance between the nation's perceived defense requirements 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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