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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The eastern front , more than any other factor , weakened the morale of the
French army . ... important to understand how the eastern European and
peninsular campaigns interacted from 1813 onward to produce the eventual
downfall : for by ...
The other device in France ' s battery of diplomatic and political weapons was its
link with the eastern European “ successor states . " On the face of it , support for
Poland , Czechoslovakia , and the other beneficiaries of the 1919 – 1921 ...
For excellent examples , see Stone , Eastern Front , p . 265 and passim . 202 .
Van Creveld , Supplying War , ch . 4 , is convincing here . See also the critique in
G . Ritter , The Schlieffen Plan ( New York , 1958 ) , and in L . C . F . Turner , " The
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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