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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The colonies not only offered outlets for British products but also supplied many
raw materials, from the valuable sugar, ... respect for British merchants in times of
peace and protected their trade and garnered further colonial territories in war, ...
Between 1871 and 1900, France had added 3.5 million square miles to its
existing colonial territories, and it possessed indisputably the largest overseas
empire after Britain's. Although the commerce of those lands was not great,
France had ...
Neither of them, for a variety of reasons, could prevent the further extension of
that colonial order under the League mandates; but their rhetoric and influence
seeped across imperial demarcation zones and interacted with the mobilization
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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