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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... a structure — and an atmosphere — within which long - term funded state debt
could be regarded as perfectly normal . So successfully did Amsterdam become
a center of Dutch " surplus capital " that it soon was able to invest in the stock ...
Kerensky's July 1917 offensive - once again , initially successful against the
Austrians , and then slashed to pieces by Mackensen's counterattack — was the
final blow . The army , Stavka concluded , “ is simply a huge , weary , shabby ,
and ill ...
... not only the prosperous and established industrial states of Australia and New
Zealand , but also the immensely successful Asian newly industrializing countries
like Taiwan , South Korea , Hong Kong , and Singapore - as well as the larger ...
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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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