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 success story was naturally reflected in Germany's foreign-trade figures, with
exports tripling between 1890 and 1913, bringing the country close to Britain as
the leading world exporter; not surprisingly, its merchant marine also expanded ...
tanks and over 2,500 aircraft — fantastically more than any other country in the
world. ... the massive educational program, the country's chief weakness in the
1930s probably still lay in the poor training of many of its workers and soldiers.
And while the material constraints upon China are great, they are being
ameliorated by an economic expansion which, if it can be kept up, promises to
transform the country within a few decades. The country's weaknesses are so
well known ...
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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