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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Agriculture remained the fundament of British wealth throughout the eighteenth
century, and exports (whose ratio to total national income was probably less than
10 percent until the 1780s) were often subject to strong foreign competition and ...
ties — suppressing piracy, intercepting slaving ships, landing marines, and
overawing local potentates from Canton to Zanzibar — the impact seemed
perhaps even more decisive.27 The second significant realm of British influence
lay in its ...
B. Bond, British Military Policy Between Two World Wars (Oxford, 1980), espec.
chs. 1 and 4, is best here. 1 1 1. R. Meyers, "British Imperial Interests and the
Policy of Appeasement," and W. R. Louis, "The Road to Singapore: British ...
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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