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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Swedish and German troops were pressing the imperial armies in the north. The
Dutch and the French were "pincering" the Spanish Netherlands. Moreover, a
revolt by the Portuguese in 1640 diverted a steady flow of Spanish troops and ...
Furthermore, since "native" Frenchmen now included the Belgians, Dutch, and
many Italians in the annexed territories, troops raised from within the pre- 1789
French borders were in a decided minority during the Russian campaign. This
... share of world GNP (3.38 percent in 1983). Furthermore, despite its imperial
sunset, it still has very extensive strategical commitments abroad: not only in the
65,000 troops and airmen in Germany as its contribution to NATO's Central ...
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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