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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Perhaps the only consolation to decision - makers in the Kremlin was that their
archrival , the United States , also appeared to be encountering economic
difficulties from the 1960s onward and that it was swiftly losing the relative share
of the ...
256 In sum , it had maintained the liberal international order , upon which it , itself
, increasingly depended ; and while its share of world production and wealth had
shrunk , perhaps faster than need have been the case , the redistribution of ...
... 361 Manifest Destiny , 246 , 360 manufacturing output , world : Asian /
European shares of , 148 - 49 British share of , 151 China ' s share of , 419 - 20
1880 – 1938 , 202 during Great Depression , 329 - 30 historical statistics on , 145
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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