The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
Vintage Books, 1989 - Business & Economics - 677 pages
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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6 million German casualties and prisoners lost during the Second World War , 10
million met their fate on the eastern front . 49 Yet even before the Third Reich had
collapsed , Stalin was switching dozens of divisions to the Far East , ready to ...
110 The growing acceptance of such views , and the way in which Washington
was beginning to link together the various crises along the “ northern tier " of
those countries which blocked Russian expansion into the eastern
Mediterranean and ...
Despite territorial gains in the Baltic , northern Finland , and the Far East , Russia
was still , relatively speaking , a landlocked superpower . Moreover , it now
seems clear that Stalin ' s view of the world outside was one overwhelmingly
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Yale historian Kennedy surveys the ebb and flow of power among the major states of Europe from the 16th centurywhen Europe's preeminence first took shapethrough and beyond the present erawhen great ... Read full review