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 stupendous decline in manufacturing - down to 13 percent of its 1913 output
by 1920 — concealed the even greater collapse of certain key commodities : "
thus only 1.6 percent of the prewar iron ore was being produced , 2.4 percent of ...
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
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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