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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World Indices of Manufacturing Production , 1913 – 1925 280 27 , Defense
Expenditures of the Great Powers , 1930 – 1938 296 28 . Annual Indices of
Manufacturing Production , 1913 – 1938 299 29 . Aircraft Production of the
Powers , 1932 ...
What this also meant was that , given the sheer numbers of Asiatic peasants and
craftsmen , Asia still contained a far larger share of world manufacturing output *
than did the much less populous Europe before the steam engine and the power
... is not at all clear that that would ipso facto lead to a revival in manufacturing :
plant has been scrapped , foreign markets lost ( perhaps permanently ) , and
international competitiveness eroded by higher than average rises in unit labor
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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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