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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The Rise of the Western World In the year 1500 , the date chosen by numerous
scholars to mark the divide between modern and premodern times , it was by no
means obvious to the inhabitants of Europe that their continent was poised to ...
whatever the attractions of receiving that aid may have been to Moscow , it did
involve joint cooperation with western Europe , just at a time when the Soviet
economy had returned to the most rigid forms of socialization and collectivization
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... defense of the western Pacific without alarming its various neighbors ; how to
maintain U . S . bases in , for example , the Philippines without provoking local
resentments ; how to reduce the American military presence in South Korea
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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