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.
Results 1-3 of 92
India , the maintenance of naval superiority especially in home waters , probably
also the preservation of the European balance of power - but each issue had to
be set in its larger context and measured against Britain ' s other interests . It was
... is to say , decision - makers in Washington must face the awkward and
enduring fact that the sum total of the United States ' global interests and
obligations is nowadays far larger than the country ' s power to defend them all
Even a mere listing of those obligations cannot fail to suggest the extraordinarily
wide - ranging nature of American interests in this region . A few years ago , the U
. S . Defense Department attempted a brief summary of American interests in ...
What people are saying - Write a review
The rise and fall of the great powers: economic change and military conflict from 1500 to 2000User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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