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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Like so many mercantilist works, Mahan's tended to emphasize the importance of
Britain's external commerce as ... There was also a critically important "
continental" dimension to British grand strategy, overlooked by those whose gaze
This may not have mattered in the early, successful stages, but it did become
important during the retreat, when men were desperate to escape from the bitter
weather and marauding Cossacks and to return to their own homes.92 The
It is important to realize, however, that many of the data are very approximate,
particularly for countries lacking an adequate bureaucracy; that certain of the
calculations (e.g., shares of world manufacturing output) are merely estimates
made by ...
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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