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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Nor is it to deny the large expansion of the Soviet merchant marine and fishing
fleets, and their significant strategical roles.199 But there is as yet nothing in the
USSR's naval armory which has the striking power of the U.S. Navy's fifteen
U.S. naval growth and naval policy in this period are now very well covered.
Apart from Potter (ed.), Sea Power, chs. 15 and 17-18, see K. J. Hagan (ed.),
InPeaceand War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1978 (West-
See also N. Polmar, Soviet Naval Developments, 1982 (4th edn., Annapolis, Md.,
1981), pp. 3-13; R. W. Herrick, Soviet Naval Strategy (Annapolis, Md., 1968); L. L.
Whetton, "The Mediterranean Threat," Survival, no. 8 (August 1980), pp.
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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