The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
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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"We are losing Asia fast," wrote the influential journalist Stewart Alsop, invoking
the homely imagery of a ten-pin bowling game. The Kremlin was the hard-hitting,
ambitious bowler. The head pin was China. It is down already. The two pins in ...
It is in East Asia, too, that a substantial number of American military obligations
exist, usually as creations of the early Cold War. Even a mere listing of those
obligations cannot fail to suggest the extraordinarily wide-ranging nature of
Ingram, E., ed., "The Great Game in Asia," The International History Review 2 (
1980). . Commitment to Empire: Prophecies of the Great Game in Asia, 1 797-
1800. Oxford, 1981. . The Beginning of the Great Game in Asia 1828-1834.
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The internal political system of the United states, or of any other nation for that matter, is of little consequence to Paul Kennedy in his treatment of WWI. The rise and fall of the Great Powers with ... Read full review
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WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE Paul Kennedy's international bestseller is a sweeping account of five hundred years of fluctuating economic muscle and military might. Kennedy's masterwork begins ... Read full review