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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... however, the economic recovery was being increasingly affected by the
fantastic expenditure upon armaments. In the short term, this spending was yet
another quasi-Keynesian government boost to capital investment and industrial
Even in the expanding, high-earning fields of international banking, investment,
commodity dealing, and so on, it seems clear that the competition is, if anything,
more intense — and in the past thirty years "Britain's share of world trade in ...
stocks of trained manpower, scientists, machinery, and capital investment which
could have been devoted to the civilian economy. This does not mean, according
to certain economic forecasts, that a large reduction in defense expenditures ...
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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