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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Furthermore , every war against the maritime powers involved a certain division
of French energies and attention from the continent , and thus made a successful
land campaign less likely . Torn between fighting in Flanders , Germany , and ...
... nation be so situated that it is neither forced to defend itself by land nor induced
to seek extension of its territory by way of land , it has , by the very unity of its aim
directed upon the sea , an advantage as compared with a people one of whose ...
The balance of power was secure on land , while at sea Britain was
unchallenged . Small wonder that the Whigs , who returned to office on George I '
s accession in 1714 , were soon anxious to preserve the Utrecht settlement and
were even ...
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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