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 economic recovery was being increasingly affected by the fantastic
expenditure upon armaments . In the short term , this spending was yet another
quasi - Keynesian government boost to capital investment and industrial growth .
... taxation policies encouraged high consumption , but a low personal savings
rate ; investment in R & D , except for military purposes , was slowly sinking
compared with other countries ; and defense expenditures themselves , as a
stocks of trained manpower , scientists , machinery , and capital investment which
could have been devoted to the civilian economy . This does not mean ,
according to certain economic forecasts , that a large reduction in defense
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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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