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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70 The inept and occasional interventions by English forces in the great
European struggle during the 1620s , although very expensive to mount , had
little effect upon the course of the Thirty Years War . The population , trade ,
While the small Russian fleet in the Black Sea performed brilliantly against the
Turks , the Russian army ' s 1877 campaigning revealed that its post - Crimean
War reforms had not really taken effect . Although bravery and sheer numbers ...
86 France had been able to carry out such a dynamic colonial policy , it has been
argued , because the structures of government had permitted a small group of
bureaucrats , colonial governors , and parti colonial enthusiasts to effect " forward
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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