Table of contents for The rise and fall of the great powers : economic change and military conflict from 1500 to 2000 / by Paul Kennedy.


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STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS
IN THE PREINDUSTRIAL WORLD
The Rise of the Western World  3
Ming China 4
The Muslim World 9
Two Outsiders-Japan and Russia 14
The "European Miracle" 16
2.
The Habsburg Bid for Mastery, 1519-1659  31
The Meaning and Chronology of the Struggle 32
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Habsburg Bloc 41
International Comparisons 55
War, Money, and the Nation-State 70
3.
Finance, Geography, and the Winning of Wars, 166-1815 73
The "Financial Revolution" 76
Geopolitics 86
The Winning of Wars, 1660-1763 100
The Winning of Wars, 1763-1815 115
STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS
IN THE INDUSTRIAL ERA
4.
ndustriazation and the Shifting Global Balances, 1815-188 143
The Eclipse of the Non-European World 147
Britain as Hegemon? 151
The "Middle Powers" 158
The Crimean War and the Erosion of Russian Power 170
The United States and the Civil War 178
The Wars of German Unification 182
Conclusions 191
5.
The Coming of a Bipolar World and the Crisis
of the "Middle Powers": Part One, 1885-1918  194
The Shifting Balance of World Forces 198
The Position of the Powers, 1885-1914 202
Alliances and the Drift to War, 1890-1914 249
Total War and the Power Balances, 1914-1918 256
6.
The Coming of a Bipolar World and the Crisis
of the "Middle Powers": Part Two, 1919-1942  275
The Postwar International Order 275
The Challengers 291
The Offstage Superpowers 320
The Unfolding Crisis, 1931-1942 333
STRATEGY AND ECONOMICS
"TODAY AND TOMORROW
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Stability and Change In a Bipolar World, 1943-1980 347
"The Proper Application of Overwhelming Force" 347
The New Strategic Landscape 357
The Cold War and the Third World 373
The Fissuring of the Bipolar World 395
The Changing Economic Balances, 1950 to 1980 413
8.
"To the Twentyfirst Century 438
History and Speculation 438
"China's Balancing Act 447
The Japanese Dilemma 458
The EEC-Potential and Problems 471
The Soviet Union and Its "Contradictions" 488
The United States: The Problem of Number One in Relative Decline 514



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: History, Modern, Economic history, Military history, Modern, Military readiness Economic aspects, Balance of power