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The worldwide economic impact of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

  • Kevin O'Rourke

    (Department of Economics, Trinity College)

The years between 1793 and 1815 saw an unusually bloody, lengthy and widespread conflict between Great Britain and France, which widened to include many of the other leading powers of the day. The period is also notable for its economic warfare, which involved not only the belligerents, but several (at least initially) neutral countries, notably the young United States. This paper offers a comparative, quantitative assessment of the economic impact of the conflict.

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Paper provided by Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics in its series Trinity Economics Papers with number tep9.

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