By Kenneth Munson
Карманная энциклопедия мировой авиации в цвете (The pocket encyclopaedia of worldwide airplane in color ) - так написал на титульном листе своей книги автор, известный военный историк Кеннет Мансон. Речь в книге пойдет о самолетах периода первой мировой войны (1914-1919).
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By contrast, both the American and Russian growth rates have become more sluggish, and their shares of global production and wealth have shrunk dramatically since the 1960s. Leaving aside all the smaller nations, therefore, it is plain that there already exists a multipolar world once more, if one measures the economic indices alone. Given this book’s concern with the interaction between strategy and economics, it seemed appropriate to offer a final (if necessarily speculative) chapter to explore the present disjuncture between the military balances and the productive balances among the Great Powers; and to point to the problems and opportunities facing today’s five large politico-economic “power centers”—China, Japan, the EEC, the Soviet Union, and the United States itself—as they grapple with the age-old task of relating national means to national ends.
Similarly, the historical record suggests that there is a very clear connection in the long run between an individual Great Power’s economic rise and fall and its growth and decline as an important military power (or world empire). This, too, is hardly surprising, since it flows from two related facts. The first is that economic resources are necessary to support a large-scale military establishment. The second is that, so far as the international system is concerned, both wealth and power are always relative and should be seen as such.
Warship Tonnage of the Powers, 1880–1914 21. National Income, Population, and per Capita Income of the Powers in 1914 22. Industrial/Technological Comparisons of the 1914 Alliances 23. K. Munitions Production, 1914–1918 24. Industrial/Technological Comparisons with the United States but Without Russia 25. War Expenditure and Total Mobilized Forces, 1914–1919 26. World Indices of Manufacturing Production, 1913–1925 27. Defense Expenditures of the Great Powers, 1930–1938 28. Annual Indices of Manufacturing Production, 1913–1938 29.
Bombers 1914-19 Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft by Kenneth Munson