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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All this led to further inflation , which the 1792 decision for war only exacerbated .
And while it is true that later administrative reforms within the treasury itself and
the revolutionary regime ' s determination to know the true state of affairs steadily
The ending of that boom in the “ Wall Street crash ” of October 1929 and the
further reduction in American lending then instigated a chain reaction which
appeared uncontrollable : the lack of ready credit reduced both investment and ...
... and to subsidize food prices by a further $ 50 billion - despite which it seems "
to be moving further and further away from being the exporter it once was ” 123
and instead needs to pour out further billions of hard currency to import grain and
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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