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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carnage of Hiroshima and Nagasaki , there could be no further doubt of the
weapon's power . ... 80 It also undoubtedly gave a boost to the already existing
Soviet development of nuclear weapons , since Stalin put his formidable security
There are also reports of Chinese experimentation with tactical nuclear weapons
. All this is backed up by large - scale atomic research , and by a refusal to have
its nuclear weapons development “ frozen ” by international limitations ...
One of the two clearest signs of this is the unease with which the Soviet Union
has watched its weaponry being repeatedly ... against American weapons with
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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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