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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... fiscal credit, and a flexible, upwardly mobile social structure — as compared
with an ancien regime France founded upon the precarious sands of military
hubris, economic backwardness, and a rigid class system — seems no longer
... "purified" by the elimination of Jews, gypsies, and any other allegedly non-
Teutonic elements; a people whose minds and souls were given over to
unquestioned support of the regime, which would thereby replace the older
loyalties of class, ...
edly subject to the discipline of a totalitarian, passionately nationalistic regime.
The South Vietnamese governing system, by contrast, appeared corrupt,
unpopular, and in a distinct minority, opposed by the Buddhist monks,
unsupported by a ...
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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