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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Almost at the same time , in 1955 – 1956 , the USSR and Czechoslovakia began
giving aid to Egypt , replacing Washington in the funding of the Aswan Dam .
Soviet loans also went to Iraq , Afghanistan , and North Yemen . Pronounced anti
133 ; Nove , Economic History of the USSR , pp . 340 , 387 ; J . P . Nettl , The
Soviet Achievement ( London , 1967 ) , ch . 6 . 240 . Munting , Economic
Development of the USSR , p . 133 . 241 . The problems of Soviet agriculture
have been the ...
See again Goldman , USSR in Crisis , pp . 70 – 71 ; and , more broadly , R . W .
Tucker , “ Swollen State , Spent Society : Stalin ' s Legacy to Brezhnev ' s Russia ,
" Foreign Affairs , vol . 60 , no . 2 ( Winter 1981 - 82 ) , pp . 415ff . 131 . Brown et ...
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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