Publisher description for The rise and fall of the great powers : economic change and military conflict from 1500 to 2000 / by Paul Kennedy.

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Counter 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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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: History, Modern, Economic history, Military history, Modern, Military readiness Economic aspects, Balance of power