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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in Russia during these decades confirms that things were on the move.59 But the
blunt point was that the rest of Europe was moving far faster and that Russia was
losing ground. Because of its far bigger population, it had easily possessed the ...
Was Russia really on the point of becoming the gendarme of Europe once more,
as these statements might suggest? ... by the differences between what the
Russians said to foreigners and said to themselves, and by the dangers of relying
Russia was not, in reality, a strong state; and it was still one which, given the drift
in leadership, was capable of blundering unprepared into foreign complications,
notwithstanding the lessons of 1904. How then, are we to assess the real power ...
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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