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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tion of the island state was willing and able to pay proportionately larger taxes .
Finally , it is possible to argue — although more difficult to prove statistically —
that the comparatively light burden of direct taxation in Britain not only increased
tion in the age of high imperialism ; yet it still remained , compared to Britain , the
United States , and Germany , an industrial and financial lightweight . Two further
factors , however , aided Japan's rise to Great Power status and help to explain ...
tion , to American annoyance — that it could be totally counterproductive . A
second alternative is to reduce the size of the surface fleet - the Ministry of
Defence solution of 1981 , until the Falklands crisis upset that scheme.106 But
while such ...
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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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