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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This may seem a bold statement to make in view of the very extensive publicity
which has been given to the far larger totals of Soviet aircraft, tanks, artillery, and
infantry divisions in assessments of the U.S. -USSR "military balance" — not to ...
141. 62. Howarth, Fighting Ships of the Rising Sun, pt. 4; H. P. Willmott, Empires
in the Balance (Annapolis, Md., 1982), ch. 3; A. J. Marder, Old Friends, New
Enemies: The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy (Oxford, 1981), ch.
300ff; Murray, Change in the European Balance of Power, pp. 310ff; B. H. Liddell
Hart, History of the Second World War (London, 1970), pp. 16ff; Grand Strategy,
vols. 1 (Gibbs) and 2 (Butler). 185. Murray, Change in the European Balance of ...
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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