The Story of Mankind - Chapter 46 through Chapter 51 Summary & Analysis

Hendrik Willem van Loon
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Chapter 46 through Chapter 51 Summary and Analysis

In "The Balance of Power", France is achieving great things, but Louis XIV, the king, is single-handedly running the country. He invades the English in 1678, and again in 1697. By the end of the War for Spanish Succession, international politics are such that a single nation ruler of Europe is impossible. This balance of power ensures that no single nation's interests are pushed before the interests of other nations. In "Rise of Russia", Russia accepts foreign trade in 1553, and nations begin to learn about the land of Russia. Byzantine monks traveled to the area and taught the inhabitants language and religion and arts. In 1224, Mongolians take control under Jenghiz Khan. In 1453, Moscow takes control of the Byzantine Empire. In 1598, Godunow takes control, and the freemen of the state become slaves. In 1689, Romanow becomes tsar, and attempts to change...

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