The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
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.
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What is likely is that China will become an increasingly important producer of low
- cost goods , like textiles , which will help to pay for western - or even Russian –
technology ; but Peking is clearly determined not to become dependent upon ...
There are succinct accounts of Ming China in McNeill , Rise of the West , pp . 524
– 34 ; and ... 303ff ; J . A . Harrison , The Chinese Empire ( New York , 1972 ) ; W .
Eberhard , A History of China ( 2nd edn . , London , 1960 ) , pp . 232 – 70 ; M ...
This projection assumes that “ the four largest economies in Western Europe
grow in 1985 – 2000 at the same pace as they did in 1970 – 82 " ( which the
paper admits may be too pessimistic ) : " China and India , " p . 69 . 44 . Ramses ,
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Yale historian Kennedy surveys the ebb and flow of power among the major states of Europe from the 16th centurywhen Europe's preeminence first took shapethrough and beyond the present erawhen great ... Read full review
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