The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
With 200,000 hardcover copies in print, this book has received worldwide attention. Kennedy explains how the various world powers have risen and fallen over the five centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in Western Europe.
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52 This lack of competitiveness, the existing disincentives within France to
modernize (e.g., small size of agricultural ... At the beginning of the century, the
latter's manufacturing output was level with France's; by 1830 it was 182.5
percent of ...
On the coalfields of northern France the familiar, ugly landscape of an industrial
society took place. ... in the number of Frenchmen during these decades,
measurement of output which are related to France's population look impressive
— e.g., ...
If France's economy was badly dented by the Socialist administration's dash for
growth in the early 1980s (just when all its major trading partners were
retrenching fiscally), the stricter policies which followed seem to have reduced
inflation, cut ...
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The internal political system of the United states, or of any other nation for that matter, is of little consequence to Paul Kennedy in his treatment of WWI. The rise and fall of the Great Powers with ... Read full review
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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE Paul Kennedy's international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might. Kennedy's masterwork begins ... Read full review