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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Even this might not have caused the famous "diplomatic revolution"183 of 1904-
1905 if not for two other factors. The first was the growing suspicion held by the
British and French toward Germany, whose aims, although unclear, looked ...
Russia, the other "flank" power (to use Dehio's term)119 which traditionally had
joined Britain in opposing a continental hegemon, was now in diplomatic
isolation and deeply suspicious of the western democracies. Almost as
inscrutable and ...
D. M. Pletcher, "1861-1898: Economic Growth and Diplomatic Adjustments," in
W. H. Becker and S. F. Wells (eds.), Economics and World Power: An
Assessment of American Diplomacy Since 1789 (New York, 1984), p. 120. For
other surveys ...
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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