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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For the first time ever, the French would concentrate their resources upon a naval
and colonial war. ... While the Royal Navy remained superior to any one maritime
rival (in 1778 it had sixty-six ships of the line; in 1779, ninety), it now found ...
The first of these was in the naval realm. For over a century before 1815, of
course, the Royal Navy had usually been the largest in the world. But that
maritime mastery had frequently been contested, especially by the Bourbon
Marder, A.J. From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: The Royal Navy in the Fisher
Period, vol. i, The Road to War, 1904-1914. London, 1961. . Old Friends, New
Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy. Oxford, 1981.
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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