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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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 .
Allied operations in the Baltic ( while never very serious ) , together with the threat
of Swedish intervention , pinned down as many as 200 , 000 Russian troops in
the north . The early campaigning in the Danubian principalities , and the far ...
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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