The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
Vintage Books, 1989 - Business & Economics - 677 pages
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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The one " blade ” of those scissors is the emulation of Japan by other ambitious
Asian NICs ( newly industrialized ... costs than Japan , * and are challenging
strongly in fields in which the Japanese no longer enjoy decisive advantages
The third advantage is the very high level of national savings in Japan , which is
especially marked compared with that in ... What all this means is that Japanese
banks and insurance companies are awash with funds and can provide industry
2 ; “ Japanese All Set for Take - off , ” Times ( London ) , Nov . 11 , 1981 ; Smith et
al . , Asia ' s New Industrial World , pp . 21 - 24 . 63 . The quotation is from Vogel ,
“ Pax Nipponica , " p . 753 . More generally , see " Japanese Technology ...
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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