The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 27, 2010 - Business & Economics - 704 pages
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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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

Contents

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STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS IN
Two OutsidersJapan and Russia
World Power Centers in the Sixteenth Century 2 The Political Divisions of Europe in the Sixteenth Century
The Habsburg Bid for Mastery 1519
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Habsburg Bloc
Charles Vs Inheritance 15194
International Comparisons
Europe After the First World War 11 Europe at the Height of Hitlers Power 1942
The Challengers
Defense Expenditures of the Great Powers 1930
Annual Indices of Manufacturing Production 1913
The Offstage Superpowers
Aircraft Production of the Powers 19321939
Shares of World Manufacturing Output 19291938
The Unfolding Crisis 19311942

Increase in Military Manpower 14701660
War Money and the NationState
The Collapse of Spanish Power in Europe 5 Europe in 1721
Size of Navies 16891815
STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS IN
17501900
Britain as Hegemon?
European Colonial Empires c 1750
The Middle Powers
The Crimean War and the Erosion of Russian Power
Military Expenditures of the Powers in the Crimean
The United States and the Civil
Conclusions
The Shifting Balance of World Forces
Total Population of the Powers 18901938
Urban Population of the Powers and as Percentage
National Income Population and per Capita Income
Alliances and the Drift to War 18901914
IndustrialTechnological Comparisons of the 1914
U K Munitions Production 19141918
IndustrialTechnological Comparisons with
The Coming of a Bipolar World and
World Indices of Manufacturing Production 1913
Tank Production in 1944
STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS TODAY
Aircraft Production of the Powers 19391945
The New Strategic Landscape
Total GNP and per Capita GNP of the Powers
The Cold War and the Third World
Defense Expenditures of the Powers 19481970
The Fissuring of the Bipolar World
The Changing Economic Balances 1950 to 1980
Production of World Manufacturing Industries
Average Annual Rate of Growth of Output
Shares of Gross World Product 19601980
To the Twentyfirst Century
Chinas Balancing
The Japanese Dilemma
The EECPotential and Problems
The Soviet Union and Its Contradictions
The Problem of Number One
Epilogue
Bibliography
About the Author
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Paul Kennedy is the author or editor of thirteen books, including Preparing for the Twenty-first Century and The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, which has been translated into more than twenty languages. He serves on the editorial board of numerous scholarly journals and has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and several other publications. Educated at Newcastle University and Oxford University, he is a former fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University and of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Bonn.

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