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 one " blade ” of those scissors is the emulation of Japan by other ambitious
Asian NICs ( newly industrialized ... labor costs than Japan , * and are
challenging strongly in fields in which the Japanese no longer enjoy decisive
The third advantage is the very high level of national savings in Japan , which is
especially marked compared with that in ... What all this means is that Japanese
banks and insurance companies are awash with funds and can provide industry
So , too , does the docility and diligence of the Japanese work force and the
harmony which seems to prevail in the industrial - relations system , where there
are only company unions , a search for consensus , and virtually no strikes .
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