9780679720195

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

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  • ISBN13:

    9780679720195

  • ISBN10:

    0679720197

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1/15/1989
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Maps
xi
Tables and Charts
xiii
Introduction xv
STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS IN THE PREINDUSTRIAL WORLD
The Rise of the Western World
3(28)
Ming China
4(5)
The Muslim World
9(5)
Two Outsiders---Japan and Russia
14(2)
The ``European Miracle''
16(15)
The Habsburg Bid for Mastery, 1519--1659
31(42)
The Meaning and Chronology of the Struggle
32(9)
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Habsburg Bloc
41(14)
International Comparisons
55(15)
War, Money, and the Nation-State
70(3)
Finance, Geography, and the Winning of Wars, 1660--1815
73(70)
The ``Financial Revolution''
76(10)
Geopolitics
86(14)
The Winning of Wars, 1660--1763
100(15)
The Winning of Wars, 1763--1815
115(28)
STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS IN THE INDUSTRIAL ERA
Industrialization and the Shifting Global Balances, 1815--1885
143(51)
The Eclipse of the Non-European World
147(4)
Britain as Hegemon?
151(7)
The ``Middle Powers''
158(12)
The Crimean War and the Erosion of Russian Power
170(8)
The United States and the Civil War
178(4)
The Wars of German Unification
182(9)
Conclusions
191(3)
The Coming of a Bipolar World and the Crisis of the ``Middle Powers'': Part One, 1885--1918
194(81)
The Shifting Balance of World Forces
198(4)
The Position of the Powers, 1885--1914
202(47)
Alliances and the Drift to War, 1890--1914
249(7)
Total War and the Power Balances, 1914--1918
256(19)
The Coming of a Bipolar World and the Crisis of the ``Middle Power'': Part Two, 1919--1942
275(72)
The Postwar International Order
275(16)
The Challengers
291(29)
The Offstage Superpowers
320(13)
The Unfolding Crisis, 1931--1942
333(14)
STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS TODAY AND TOMORROW
Stability and Change in a Bipolar World, 1943--1980
347(91)
``The Proper Application of Overwhelming Force''
347(10)
The New Strategic Landscape
357(16)
The Cold War and the Third World
373(22)
The Fissuring of the Bipolar World
395(18)
The Changing Economic Balances, 1950 to 1980
413(25)
To the Twenty-first Century
438(98)
History and Speculation
438(9)
China's Balancing Act
447(11)
The Japanese Dilemma
458(13)
The EEC---Potential and Problems
471(17)
The Soviet Union and Its ``Contradictions''
488(26)
The United States: The Problem of Number One in Relative Decline
514(22)
Epilogue 536(5)
Notes 541(84)
Bibliography 625(38)
Index 663

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