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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Huge libraries existed from early on . Printing by movable type had already
appeared in eleventh - century China , and soon large numbers of books were in
existence . Trade and industry , stimulated by the canal - building and population
No effective body existed , like the Committee of Imperial Defence or the Chiefs of
Staff Sub - Committee in Great Britain , to bring together the military and the
nonmilitary branches of government for strategic planning in a systematic way , or
The political turbulence and uncertainties which existed throughout the Orient in
these years placed Washington in repeated dilemmas . On the one hand , the
American republic could not be seen to be the supporter of corrupt Third World ...
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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