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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Now that the national energies could ( as in Japan ) be concentrated solely upon
commercial success , the only ... Massively successful automobile companies ,
like Volkswagen and Mercedes , had their inevitable “ multiplier effects ” THE ...
Each success has beneficially interacted with the others , to produce a rate of
economic expansion which has far eclipsed that of the traditional western powers
— as well as that of Comecon - in recent years . In 1960 , for example , the ...
The reasons for Japan's phenomenal economic success have already been
discussed ( see above , pp . 416–18 ) . For over forty years the Japanese
homeland has been protected by American nuclear and conventional forces ,
and its sea ...
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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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