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The Rise of the West

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The Rise of the West is a thought provoking analysis of a key event in world history - what events and factors led to the rise of the West to global supremacy when in 1200 China and the Islamic World were world leaders in science, technology and global trade and the West lagged far behind.
It considers the factors that led to the decline of China and the Islamic world and in particular the impact of Genghiz Khan on World history. It concludes by examining the specific cultural and historical factors that led to the rise of the West and considers the factors that lead to the rise and fall of civilisations in the global scientific, technological and economic race.
It is essential reading for anyone interested in world history and the history and rise and fall of the West.

The Rise of the West is the part of Polarshift - China, India and the Rise and Fall of the West.

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From Publishers Weekly

Sep 05, 2011 – In this important book, which deserves to be widely read and debated, political economists Chinn (The Economic Integration of Greater China) and Frieden (Global Capitalism) argue that the 2007-2009 world financial crisis was made in America, because the U.S. ignored advice about indebtedness that it had given to other countries over the years. The time has now come for Americans to accept the implications of this situation and discuss it with other governments. In Chinn and Frieden's view, it is not debt per se, but what the debt is used for, that is key. They provide historical evidence to support their claim that if debt is invested by the government and private industry to raise profitability, then it is not problematic. This has not been the case in the recent past. Instead debt was used to create a speculative bubble, which led to what the authors call the bankruptcy of the financial system. They make the powerful case that the $12 trillion bail-out of the busted banks has been wasted. Absent a multi-trillion employment and investment program, there are very tough times ahead.
The Rise of the West
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  • Category: World
  • Published: Oct 31, 2011
  • Publisher: Buttsworth Books
  • Seller: Matthew Buttsworth
  • Print Length: 71 Pages
  • Language: English
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