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 ...
What is more , the Allies were producing many newer types of weapons (
Superfortresses , Mustangs , light fleet carriers ) , whereas the Axis powers could
only produce advanced weapons ( jet fighters , Type 23 U - boats ) in relatively
Automobile production is perhaps the easiest way of illustrating the two trends
which make up this story : in 1960 , the ... which was a massive 52 percent of the
world output of 12.8 million such vehicles ; by 1980 , it was producing a mere 23
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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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