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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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 ...
Dilemmas of Growth in Prewar Japan ( Princeton , N . J . , 1971 ) . 61 . Allen ,
Economic History of Modern Japan , p . 141 . 62 . Howarth , Fighting Ships of the
Rising Sun , pt . 4 ; H . P . Willmott , Empires in the Balance ( Annapolis , Md . ,
1982 ) ...
The unfolding of events in 1939 is covered in Murray , Change in the European
Balance of Power , chs . 8 - 10 ; Taylor , Origins of the Second World War , chs . 9
- 11 ; S . Aster , 1939 : The Making of the Second World War ( London , 1973 ) ...
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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