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 resulting upturn in manufacturing output and national income — even if one
accepts the more cautious estimates — was something unprecedented in the
history of industrialization . Because the actual volume and value of output in
The first was the steady , long - term decline in the rate of growth , with industrial
output each year since 1959 dropping from double - digit increases to a lower
and lower figure , so that by the late 1970s it was down to 3 – 4 percent a year
That situation would alter , against the United States , with Europe ' s and Japan '
s recovery of prewar level of output ; and it would alter still further with the general
expansion of world manufacturing production ( which rose more than threefold ...
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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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