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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Promoting the Communist world revolution was a secondary but not unconnected
consideration, since Russia's strategic and political position was most likely to be
enhanced if it could create other Marxist-led states which looked to Moscow for ...
... was interpreted by the West as a further step in Moscow's planned advance. ...
unwillingness to join the IMF and International Bank, especially disturbed those
Americans who had hoped to preserve good relations with Moscow after the war.
The Chinese had been stung by Moscow's wooing of India and even more by its
dispatch of military supplies to New Delhi ... China was further alienated by
Moscow's support for North Vietnam's expansion in the late 1970s, by the latter's
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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