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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Given Britain ' s dependence upon European markets for its export industries and
upon Baltic masts and Dalmatian oak ... 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
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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