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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Given Britain's dependence upon European markets for its export industries and
upon Baltic masts and Dalmatian oak for ... Finally, reduced earnings from
exports would deny London the currency needed to pay subsidies to any allies
and to ...
Traditionally, the United States had exported raw materials (especially cotton),
imported finished manufactures, and made up the usual deficit in "visible" trade
by the export of gold. But the post-Civil War boom in industrialization quite ...
Despite the complaints by U.S. farmers and some industrial lobbies about unfair
foreign competition, the country's industrial and agricultural productivity was such
— as the surplus of exports over imports clearly showed — that a breakup of 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