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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The correct way to a decisive victory , as Pitt gradually realized , was to
complement the popular " maritime " strategy with a " continental " one , providing
large - scale subsidies to Frederick's own forces and paying for a considerable “
Army of ...
... style very difficult indeed.191 Both at sea and on land , therefore , a swift victory
was unlikely for technical reasons . ... France while the other powers remained
neutral , the prospects of victory ( even if a little delayed ) seem incontestable .
What counted was not so much " victory " in itself , but the circumstances of the
victory , and in particular the circumstances in which England found herself . ... 70
For the blunt fact was that in securing a victorious outcome to the war the British ...
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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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