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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Populations of the Powers, 1700-1800 99 4. Size of Armies, 1690-1814 99 5.
Size of Navies ... Urban Population of the Powers and as Percentage of the Total
Population, 1890-1938 200 14. Per Capita Levels of Industrialization, 1880-1938
From the eighteenth century onward, the growth in world population had begun
to accelerate: Europe's numbers rose from 140 million in 1750 to 187 million in
1800 to 266 million in 1850; Asia's exploded from over 400 million in 1750 to ...
The position here is so gloomy that one scholar began his recent survey "
Population and Labor Force" with the following blunt statement: On any basis,
short-term or long-term, the prospects for the development of Soviet population ...
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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