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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This success story was naturally reflected in Germany's foreign-trade figures, with
exports tripling between 1890 and 1913, bringing the country close to Britain as
the leading world exporter; not surprisingly, its merchant marine also expanded, ...
turing production around 40 percent of Germany's; Wright has its national income
as being $6 billion in 1914 to Germany's $12 billion.95 Another war with its
eastern neighbor, should France stand alone, could only repeat the result of ...
strength was actually decreasing relative to Germany's. Between 1900 and 1913,
for example, its own steel production rose from 2.2 to 4.8 million tons, but
Germany's leaped forward from 6.3 to 17.6 million tons. In the same way, the
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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