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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... newer weapons of the mine, torpedo, and submarine would make fleet
operations in the traditional style very difficult indeed.191 Both at sea and on land
, therefore, a swift victory was unlikely for technical reasons. All of this is, of
course, true, ...
When the bloody fighting at Ypres in November 1914 convinced Falkenhayn of
the hopelessness of achieving a swift victory in the west, a further eight German
divisions were transferred to the eastern command. Since the Austro-Hungarian ...
... "victory" was not synonymous with the preservation of British power. ... What
counted was not so much "victory" in itself, but the circumstances of the victory,
and in particular the circumstances in which England found herself. . . .70 For the
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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