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The 17th century history was determined by the struggle for the surplus-value between states and classes.
States tried to concentrate all the major sources of capitalist profits within their frontiers in order to become the centre (core) state: cereals, textile, metallurgical products, transport infrastructure, entrepots of the Atlantic trade.
The core country tried to use other countries as conveyors (semi-peripheries) of the created surplus-value in the peripheries.
Within the emerging core state, classes battled among themselves for a major part of this surplus-value.
In the beginning of the 17th century, Holland (the Seventeen Provinces) became the centre of the European economy, which dominated the world.
Its position was first attacked by the Navigation Act (1651). It was ultimately replaced by England, which had defeated France (Treaty of Paris -1763).
The 17th century saw the emergence of a new class: the bourgeoisie. In England, an eventual power struggle for the surplus-value between the bourgeoisie and the landowner aristocrats was avoided through a political compromise. More, the king lost his power to the Parliament, which was controlled by the capitalist classes. Merchants, financiers and landowner aristocrats could work together for the exploitation of the world economy.
The 17th century saw also the emergence of proto-industrialization: many small producers engaged in cottage industry and rural wage work.
I believe that this extremely solidly underpinned study has a major flaw: 'the endless search for accumulation' is not an end, but a means. As Robert Kuttner said: 'Wealth is power.' Power means a bigger chance to survive (as a state, a union, a unit or an individual) in the struggle for life.
Power is not only a question of social\economic systems, but also a matter of political, military or technological strenght.
Why did Britain conquer the waves? Politically, the capitalists controlled the Parliament and could implement their policies. Militarilly, the Navy's strenght assured victory in wars and permitted access to markets or a blocking of the entry of raw materials directly into enemy states. Socially, there was a compromise between the powerful classes. Technologically, the proto-industrialization would cumulate into the Industrial Revolution, which assured Britain's core status for a long time to come.
This book contains a wealth of information and is thought-provoking, but somewhat one-sided.