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FREE READ Europe The Struggle for Supremacy 1453 to the Present Brendan Simms É 7 READ & DOWNLOAD READ ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB É Brendan Simms If there is a fundamental truth of geopolitics it is this whoever controls the core of Europe controls the entire continent and whoever controls all of Europe can dominate the world Over the past five centuries a rotating cast of kings and conuerors presidents and dictators have set their sights on the European heartland desperate to seize this pivotal area or at least prevent it from falling into the wrong hands From Charles V and Napoleon to Bismarck and Cromwell from Hitler and Stalin to Roosevelt and Gorbachev nearly all the key power players of modern history have staked their titani. In this impressive survey of European power politics since the fall of Constantinople Brendan Simms builds on a theme familiar from his earlier works on Prussia the primacy of foreign policy over domestic politics However the main thread running through the book is the thesis that the German speaking lands of central Europe are the key to the balance of power on the continent and in the wider worldAt the outset Simms puts forward the argument that the Holy Roman Empire and its successor states have been the principal source of political legitimacy for anybody who wants to speak for Europe Conseuently his interpretation of every major conflict in European history over the last 500 years is made through a German prism The Treaty of Westphalia 1648 which brought an end to the Thirty Years War is seen not so much as the beginning of the sovereign state system that we still know today but rather as the vehicle for which the Empire was given a constitution that would reconcile the political aspirations of Germans with the reuirements of the international state system The wars of Louis XIV are seen by Simms as a means of ensuring that France would control the resources of the Empire as much as being the product of the Sun King s uest for grandeur The outcome of the Seven Years War in which the Prussia of Frederick the Great had almost been brought to its knees is seen in retrospect as the point at which two ideal types of European parliamentary and absolutist regimes Britain and Prussia emerged victorious The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars were driven as much by the pursuit of a geopolitical agenda centred on Germany as they were by ideology When Napoleon lost at Leipzig in 1813 his conseuent ejection from Germany meant that the game was up even though the campaigns of 1814 and 1815 were yet to comeSimms s argument that the Vienna Settlement of 1815 and the European Revolutions of 1848 9 were centred on the destiny of Germany is persuasive His account of the growing sense of German nationalism which culminated in the Wars of Unification between 1864 and 1871 concludes with the observation that with the mastery of Germany assured a new phase in the struggle for European supremacy was about to begin This brings us on to the Hohenzollern and National Socialist attempts to achieve German hegemony in Europe The story of Bismarck s posthumous failure to prevent the existence of a powerful alliance against Imperial Germany the post war dislocation wrought by the Treaty of Versailles and Hitler s rise to power and subseuent aggressive foreign policy to Germanise Europe are all familiar Simms places all of this in a wider context With the fall of France in 1940 the United States was aware that this had led to a fundamental change in the European and hence global balance of power By the end of the following year Hitler had contrived to ensure that the most powerful coalition of powers imaginable now opposed Germany making his downfall inevitableAlthough Germany was partitioned in 1945 it remained the fulcrum of European power politics during the Cold War As Simms puts it each side sought to win over the Germans or at least to deny them to the other side They were also determined to prevent the re emergence of German power The parallel projects of NATO and European integration were designed with this twin purpose in mind With the end of the Cold War and the re unification of East and West Germany the German problem has re emerged in another guise given the nation s economic superiority Simms argues that only Britain because she possesses the most credible fighting force on the continent at the moment and Germany because her economic strength is vital to the functioning of the Single Market and the Euro can bring about deeper integration in Europe This would appear unlikely because British Euroscepticism is well entrenched while opposition to the European project is becoming popular in Germany Simms concludes that his 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This book is not for the weak This book is a 700 year epic that is split up into only 8 chapters and 535 pages of actual content about 200 of them are notes and the index Because of this power dynamic the information inside each chapter is heavy and really reuires a background knowledge in each of the 8 eras that are being described Mr Simms has packed in a lot of dates wars alliances and names within each chapter that it can be hard to keep track of especially in the early chapters I am of a fan and scholar of modern history for both world and US American Revolution to present The first 3 or 4 chapters were a bit difficult to understand but then the last 4 were easy because I have prior knowledge in the events I would not read this book if you want an introduction to the history of the continent because this reads like a college level textbook Besides the content part this book could have easily been split up into than 8 chapters Reading almost 70 100 pages of in depth European History can be very exhausting and would probably draw a casual reader of history to this book Also the timeline of events can be very sporadic and get out of hand He can be talking about something that happened in 1593 for example and then on the next page talk about a series of wars that lasted from 1575 1586 It can get very confusing then for readers who are not as well schooled on the period that he covers Overall an ambitious project but there are better books of European history that can attract the casual fan to the topic Interlingua; A grammar of the international language its crucial strategic His Compromised Countess importance stoked a seemingly unending series of conflicts from the English Civil War to the French Revolution to the appalling world wars of the 20th century But when Europe Blind Love Sword and Silk Trilogy #2 is Spaceship in the Desert in harmony Simms shows the entire world benefits a lesson that current leaders would do well to remember A bold and compelling work by a renowned scholar Europe Nostradamus The Lost Manuscript The Code That Unlocks the Secrets of the Master Prophet integrates religion politics military strategy and Eyes Wide Open rev exp ed Looking for God in Popular Culture international relations to show how history and Western civilization Invincible Volume 10 Who's The Boss? itself was forged Body Learning An Introduction to the Alexander Techniue in the crucible of Euro. This book Samuel Rhea Nur ein Augenblick is not for the weak This book Ruprecht Von Kaufmann Arbeiten 2005 2006 is a 700 year epic that Irreführung der Behörden is split up The Fishermen into only 8 chapters and 535 pages of actual content about 200 of them are notes and the Handover index Because of this power dynamic the The Directive information I was there inside each chapter What Is Gnosticism? is heavy and really reuires a background knowledge Betrieblicher Leistungsprozess in each of the 8 eras that are being described Mr Simms has packed Kontrolle Des Verhaltens in a lot of dates wars alliances and names within each chapter that Sterben kann ich morgen noch it can be hard to keep track of especially The Icky Bug Counting Book in the early chapters I am of a fan and scholar of modern history for both world and US American Revolution to present The first 3 or 4 chapters were a bit difficult to understand but then the last 4 were easy because I have prior knowledge The Little Shop of Monsters in the events I would not read this book The Hero of Ages if you want an Humes Moralphilosophie Unter Chinesischem Einfluss introduction to the history of the continent because this reads like a college level textbook Besides the content part this book could have easily been split up Delfinensommer Eine Insel LegendeAb 10 J into than 8 chapters Reading almost 70 100 pages of Sehr gerne Mama du Arschbombe in depth European History can be very exhausting and would probably draw a casual reader of history to this book Also the timeline of events can be very sporadic and get out of hand He can be talking about something that happened uests of the Spirit in 1593 for example and then on the next page talk about a series of wars that lasted from 1575 1586 It can get very confusing then for readers who are not as well schooled on the period that he covers Overall an ambitious project but there are better books of European history that can attract the casual fan to the topic

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FREE READ Europe The Struggle for Supremacy 1453 to the Present Brendan Simms É 7 READ & DOWNLOAD READ ò eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB É Brendan Simms C visions on this vital swath of land In Europe prizewinning historian Brendan Simms presents an authoritative account of the past half millennium of European history demonstrating how the battle for mastery there has shaped the modern world Beginning in 1453 when the collapse of the Byzantine Empire laid Europe open to Ottoman incursion and prompted the dramatic expansion of the Holy Roman Empire Simms leads readers through the epic struggle for the heart of Europe Stretching from the Low Countries through Germany and into the North Italian plain this relatively compact zone has historic. There are two major theses in this book One is presented right at the outset due to its central position and massive potential he who controls Germany dominates Europe For the first part of this book the active powers deliberately prevent anyone including the Germans from controlling Germany in order to maintain the balance From 1870 1944 however Germany is unified and attempts to prove that a dominating Germany dominates Europe and was prevented from doing so only at great cost Then of course Germany is divided again and becomes the most important front of the Cold War After the fall of the Berlin Wall the book sort of peters out it s difficult to do a whole lot of analysis on recent history but the centrality of Germany to the EU is obvious even if some of the other discussion of the last 20 years may not beThe second theses moving beyond geography is history is that foreign policy drives social and economic changes in the name of being efficient for the next war Sometimes this resulted in democracy sometimes in absolutism or autocracy but the goal was always to be strong enough to win usually in against or as Germany This is perhaps than a bit reductionist but the author does a fairly good job of arguing for it It also explains the heavy focus on international relations which shouldn t be surprising given the title and the short shrift given to the rest of history from 1453My major uibble with the book is that when European politics goes global some parts of the non European map get a lot of focus and some are almost completely ignored Japan for instance is barely mentioned before or after the Russo Japanese War of 1905 and China is largely ignored outside of it being a pain to Khruschev in the 1950s Meanwhile we get a surprisingly detailed amount of Afghan politics and Middle Eastern and Jewish foreign relations generally Current events and all but it s a bit weird given the wide scope of the book Invincible Volume 10 Who's The Boss? in 1453 when the collapse of the Byzantine Empire laid Europe open to Ottoman Body Learning An Introduction to the Alexander Techniue incursion and prompted the dramatic expansion of the Holy Roman Empire Simms leads readers through the epic struggle for the heart of Europe Stretching from the Low Countries through Germany and Samuel Rhea Nur ein Augenblick into the North Italian plain this relatively compact zone has historic. 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  • Hardcover
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  • Europe The Struggle for Supremacy 1453 to the Present
  • Brendan Simms
  • English
  • 12 March 2019
  • 9780465013333