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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The decapitation of the Red Army — 90 percent of all generals and 80 percent of
all colonels suffered in Stalin's manic drive — not only had the overall effect of
destroying so many trained officers, but had specific results which badly hurt the ...
Since these two years also saw substantial border clashes between Soviet and
Japanese armies in the Far East ... Clearly, the Red Army no longer resembled
that "formidable modern force of great weight with advanced equipment and ...
166 Judging from the 1984 warnings of Marshal Ogarkov, then chief of military
staff, about the awful consequences of Russia's failing to match western
technology, the Red Army seems less than confident that it could win that sort of
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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