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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World Indices of Manufacturing Production , 1913 – 1925 280 27 . Defense
Expenditures of the Great Powers , 1930 – 1938 296 28 . Annual Indices of
Manufacturing Production , 1913 – 1938 299 29 . Aircraft Production of the
Powers , 1932 ...
States — from having a poorly trained and illiterate industrial work force , and in
possessing only a minuscule number of engineers , scientists , and managers
necessary for the higher direction and steady improvement of the manufacturing
But , as we have seen in earlier chapters , it is also the country among the former
Great Powers whose economy and society have found it hardest to adjust to the
shifting patterns of technology and manufacturing in the post - 1945 decades ...
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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