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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The second reason for the much more widespread and interlinked pattern of
warfare after 1500 was the creation of a dynastic combination, that of the
Habsburgs, to form a network of territories which stretched from Gibraltar to
Hungary and ...
The most striking change in Europe, measured in territorial-juridical terms, was
the emergence of a cluster of ... Turkey found its Near East territories turned into
British and French mandates, distantly supervised by the new League of Nations.
Almost 50 percent of all urban living space in this territory, 1 .2 million houses,
were destroyed, as well as 3.5 million ... as well as demanding compensations
from other eastern European territories (Rumanian oil, Finnish timber, Polish coal
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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