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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The third advantage is the very high level of national savings in Japan , which is
especially marked compared with that in the United States . This is partly
explained by the differences in tax systems , which in the United States have
134 . 59 . Allen , Economic History , pp . 101 – 13 ; Storry , Japan and the Decline
of the West in Asia , p . 115 . 60 . On this important theme , see espec . J . B .
Crowley , Japan ' s Quest for Autonomy : National Security and Foreign Policy
But note R . Taylor , The Sino - Japanese Axis ( New York , 1985 ) . ... For this
policy , see in particular E . A . Olsen , U . S . - Japan Strategic Reciprocity : A Neo
- Internationalist View ( Stanford , Calif . , 1985 ) , passim ; the remarks on Japan
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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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