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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... badly affected in this war , to the indirect benefit of neutrals like the British . By
1678 , in fact , the Amsterdam merchant classes had pushed their own
government into a separate peace with France , which in turn meant that the
German states ...
paigns in the west , to switch more and more of its troops from the Rhine to the
Vistula , which in turn compelled Austria to keep 60,000 men on its northern
frontier in case Russia and Prussia moved against the remaining Polish
and its receipts has been to suck into the country tremendous amounts of liquid
funds from Europe and ( especially ) Japan - turning the United States , as
mentioned above , into the world's largest debtor country by far.240 It is , in fact ,
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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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