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 was true of the struggles waged against the Spanish-Austrian Habsburgs; of
the great eighteenth-century contests like the War of Spanish Succession, the
Seven Years War, and the Napoleonic War; and of the two world wars of this ...
Now they would not resume production until the twentieth century. The. Muslim.
World. Even the first of the European sailors to visit China in the early sixteenth
century, although impressed by its size, population, and riches, might have ...
... 284, 371 global economy: Britain's nineteenth-century role in, 157-58 after
1860, 192-93 merchant vs. warrior states in, 445-46 militarization of, 443-44
nineteenth-century growth of, 143 Pacific region in, 441-42 post-World War I
instability in, ...
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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