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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By 1943 , the bipolar world forecast decades earlier had finally arrived , and the
military balance had once again caught up with the global distribution of
economic resources . The last two chapters of this book examine the years in
which a ...
Industrialization and the Shifting Global Balances , 1815 - 1885 The international
system which developed in the half - century and more following Napoleon ' s
downfall possessed an unusual set of characteristics , some merely temporary ...
The New Global Top Banker : Tokyo and Its Mighty Money , " New York Times ,
April 27 , 1986 , pp . 1 , 16 . 71 . F . Marsh , Japanese Overseas Investment (
Economist Intelligence Unit , London , 1983 ) ; Times ( London ) , April 22 , 1983 .
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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