- Words: 640
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: American History
- Paper #: 610680
In each of these cases, the impact of the countries' relative geographic proximity should not be underestimated. Countries like Britain and France, or Holland and England, had significant land to gain from the other and this was a main reason for their conflicts.
The only instance in which a rising power usurped the existing power without war resulting was when the United States overthrew Britain; this example is more analogous