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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The Tsar's seventy million subjects included some notable minorities (five million
Poles, three and a half million Finns, Ests, Letts and Latvians, and three million
assorted Caucasians), but that still left fifty millions who were both Russian and ...
Only a few details of Germany's explosive economic growth can be offered here.
46 Its population had soared from 49 million in 1890 to 66 million in 1913,
second only in Europe to Russia's — but since Germans enjoyed far higher
levels of ...
Russia's population losses were appalling: 7.5 million in the armed forces; 6-8
million civilians killed by the Germans; plus the "indirect" war losses caused by
the reduced food rations, forced labor, and vastly increased hours of work, so that
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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