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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tion in the age of high imperialism; yet it still remained, compared to Britain, the
United States, and Germany, an industrial and financial lightweight. Two further
factors, however, aided Japan's rise to Great Power status and help to explain
... escorts between 1941 and 1943 — in contrast to the Americans' 331 ships.14
Japan also completely lost the battle of intelligence, codes, and decrypts." All of
this was about as helpful to the preserva- tion of a Greater East Asia Co-
tion of a Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere as German mistakes were to the
maintenance of the Thousand-Year Reich. There is, obviously, no known way of "
factoring out" those errors (to use the economists' inelegant term) and thus ...
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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