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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170 In fact , given its turn - of - the - century rapprochement with Great Britain , the
United States was immensely secure , and even if it feared the rise of German
sea power , it really had far less to worry about than any of the other major
devaluation of the franc when all of the other major trading countries had gone "
off " gold meant that French exports became less and less competitive , and its
foreign trade collapsed : “ imports went down by 60 percent and exports by 70 ...
United States ) , British R & D is both much less related to industry ' s needs and
much less paid for by industry itself . The large proportion devoted to defense -
related R & D brings us onto the other horn of the British dilemma . If it was an ...
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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