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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By the eve of war , the High Seas Fleet consisted of thirteen dreadnought - type
battleships , sixteen older ones , and five battlecruisers , a force so big that it had
compelled the British Admiralty gradually to withdraw almost all its capital - ship ...
Already in the late 1880s , the rebuilding of the fleet had commenced , but the
greatest boost came at the time of the Spanish - American War . Since the easy
naval victories in that conflict seemed to justify the arguments of Admiral Mahan
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Submarines 18 Amphibious Ships 290 Fighter / Attack Aircraft Pacific Command
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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