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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... by extension , it also includes the Pacific states of the United States and
provinces of Canada.8 Economic growth in this vast area has been stimulated by
a happy combination of factors : a spectacular rise in industrial productivity by
But the most significant aspect of China's longer - term war - fighting power lies
elsewhere : in the remarkably swift growth of its economy which has occurred
during the past few decades and which seems likely to continue into the future .
tions during the growth process . " 42 If that seems a remarkably rosy statement ,
it pales compared with The Economist's recent calculation that if China maintains
an average 8 percent annual growth - which it calls " feasible ” -it would soar ...
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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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