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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Austria-Hungary Although the Austro-Hungarian Empire was by far the weakest
of the established Great Powers — and, in Taylor's words, slipping out of their
ranks68 — this is not obvious from a glance at the macroeconomic statistics.
pire's growth rates from 1870 to 1913 were among the highest in Europe, and
that its "industrial potential" was growing faster even than Russia's.72 Once one
examines Austria-Hungary's economy and society in more detail, however, ...
Vienna had reluctantly accepted since 1870: that in the event of a Great Power
war, Austria-Hungary needed German support. This would not be the case in a
purely Austro-Italian war (although that, despite Conrad's frequent fears, was the
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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