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
, 1932–1939 ...
As the League of Nations World Economic Survey showed , the war had boosted
its manufacturing production even more than that of the United States , and the
continuation of that growth during the 1919–1938 period meant that it was
... and further hurting U.S. agricultural and manufacturing exports . But that in turn
raises the troubling question about what might happen if those massive and
volatile funds were pulled out of the dollar , causing its value to drop precipitously
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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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