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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The one feature of Europe which immediately strikes the eye when looking at a
map of the world ' s “ power centers ” in the sixteenth century is its political
fragmentation ( see Maps 1 and 2 ) . This was not an accidental or short - lived
state of ...
But by late 1946 and early 1947 , the gap was widening and becoming more
publicized : various plebiscites and regional elections in the German zones were
showing “ the political complexion of West Germany . . . beginning to differ
taining of a proper grand strategy , concerns the impact of slow economic growth
upon the American social / political consensus . To a degree which amazes most
Europeans , the United States in the twentieth century has managed to avoid ...
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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