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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Yet Poland could not be directly assisted by the western countries , and any
indirect assistance was going to be small in a period when the French army had
assumed the strategic defensive and the British were concentrating so much of
whatever the attractions of receiving that aid may have been to Moscow , it did
involve joint cooperation with western Europe , just at a time when the Soviet
economy had returned to the most rigid forms of socialization and collectivization
; and ...
... how to make the Japanese assume a larger share of the defense of the
western Pacific without alarming its various neighbors ; how to maintain U.S.
bases in , for example , the Philippines without provoking local resentments ; how
to reduce ...
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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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