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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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,
1932-1939 324 ...
increased by a miserly 30 percent between 1932 and 1937, compared to the 300
percent increase enjoyed by German industry; its coal production showed a
significant decline over the same five-year period, a development which is largely
Automobile production is perhaps the easiest way of illustrating the two trends
which make up this story: in 1960, the ... which was a massive 52 percent of the
world output of 12.8 million such vehicles; by 1980, it was producing a mere 23 ...
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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