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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United. States. and. the. Civil. War. As mentioned previously , observers of global
politics from de Tocqueville onward felt that the rise of the Russian Empire went
in parallel with that of the United States . To be sure , everyone admitted that ...
170 In fact , given its turn - of - the - century rapprochement with Great Britain , the
United States was immensely secure , and even if it feared the rise of German
sea power , it really had far less to worry about than any of the other major
In consequence , the United States now runs the risk , so familiar to historians of
the rise and fall of previous Great Powers , of what might roughly be called "
imperial overstretch " : that is to say , decision - makers in Washington must face
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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