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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What it concentrates upon is the interaction between economics and strategy , as
each of the leading states in the international system strove to enhance its wealth
and its power , to become ( or to remain ) both rich and strong . The “ military ...
Although this increasing payments deficit did see some gold draining out of the
United States by the late 1950s , most foreign governments were content to hold
more dollars ( that being the leading reserve currency ) rather than demand ...
... s leading net creditor nation — combined with the transformation of the United
States from being the biggest lender to ... 74 it may well be that Tokyo ' s
emergence as the leading world banker gives a further middle - to - long - term
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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