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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There are also reports of Chinese experimentation with tactical nuclear weapons.
All this is backed up by large-scale atomic research, and by a refusal to have its
nuclear weapons development "frozen" by international limitations agreements, ...
One of the two clearest signs of this is the unease with which the Soviet Union
has watched its weaponry being ... have prevailed against American weapons
with far superior avionics, radar equipment, miniaturized guidance systems, and
of the public at large, the sheer extent and destructive capacity of the nuclear
weaponry held in these two arsenals is an ... as well as in defense departments
— who have accepted the possibility that nuclear weapons might indeed be used
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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