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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This is not to imply that the local roots of the various criseswhether in Mukden ,
Ethiopia , or the Sudetenland - were completely irrelevant , or that there would
have been no international problems if the Great Powers had been in harmony .
... quality , price , and market demand , encouraging the creation of privately run ,
small - scale enterprises , and allowing a great expansion in foreign trade35 _
have led to impressive rises in manufacturing output , but also to many problems .
Conventional Forces and American Defense Policy , pp . 181 - 82 ; W . E . Griffith
, “ Superpower Problems in Europe : A Comparative Assessment , " Orbis , vol .
29 , no . 4 ( Winter 1986 ) , pp . 748 - 49 . 195 . See the controversial proposal of ...
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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