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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It was only a modest leap in assumptions , therefore , for the West to suspect that
Stalin also planned to acquire control in western and southern Europe when the
circumstances were right and , indeed , to hurry those circumstances along .
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involve joint cooperation with western Europe ... France , Italy , and West
Germany ) , economic growth shot ahead , integrated into a North Atlantic trading
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United States , Canada , and Britain — to ... Despite French worries , the West
German armed forces began to be built up within the NATO structure by the late ...
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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