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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Relative Shares of World Manufacturing Output , 1750 – 1900 149 7 . Per Capita
Levels of Industrialization , 1750 – 1900 149 8 . Military Personnel of the Powers ,
1816 – 1880 154 9 . GNP of the European Great Powers , 1830 – 1890 171 10 ...
In the same way , the later development of steam power and of the coal and
metal resources upon which it relied massively increased the relative power of
certain nations , and thereby decreased the relative power of others . Once their ...
Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 Paul Kennedy, Paul M.
Kennedy, Professor Paul Kennedy. Table 18 . Relative Shares of World
Manufacturing Output , 1880 – 193824 ( percent ) 1880 1900 1913 1928 1938
Britain 22 ...
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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