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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Europe had always been politically fragmented, despite even the best efforts of
the Romans, who had not managed to ... the basic political power unit had been
small and localized, in contrast to the steady expansion of the Christian religion ...
state that resists easy political or ideological categorization. . . . Indeed, in a
certain sense China must be judged as a candidate superpower in its own right
— not in imitation or emulation of either the Soviet Union or the United States, but
as a ...
taining of a proper grand strategy, concerns the impact of slow economic growth
upon the American social/political ... which amazes most Europeans, the United
States in the twentieth century has managed to avoid ostensible "class" politics.
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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