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 impact of these activities upon the economy of the United Provinces need not
be examined here , although it is clear that Amsterdam would not have become
the financial capital of the continent had it not been supported by a flourishing ...
In the short term , this spending was yet another quasi - Keynesian government
boost to capital investment and industrial growth . In the medium , let alone the
long , term , the economic consequences were frightening . Probably only the U .
73 The consequences of this vast surge in Japanese capital exports contain
dangers as well as benefits for the world economy , and perhaps also for Japan
itself . A considerable amount of these funds is invested into infrastructures
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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