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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The first was direct military operations , either by peripheral raids to distract the
French army or by the dispatch of a more substantial expeditionary force to fight
alongside whatever allies Britain might possess at the time . The raiding strategy
By April 1 , 1917 , indeed , inter - Allied war credits had risen to $ 4 . ... deficit with
the United States , which was supplying billions of dollars ' worth of munitions
and foodstuffs to the Allies ( but not , because of the naval blockade , to the
On D - Day itself ( June 6 , 1944 ) , it may be worth noting , the Germans could
muster 319 aircraft against the Allies 12 , 837 in the west . To turn Clausewitz ' s
phrase around , the art of fencing ( like the art of war ) indeed required skill and ...
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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