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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In western Europe, boosted by the billions of dollars of American aid (especially
to the larger states of Britain, France, Italy, and West Germany), economic growth
shot ahead, integrated into a North Atlantic trading network. In eastern Europe ...
... resentments; how to reduce the American military presence in South Korea
without sending the wrong "signal" to the North . . . Larger still, at least as
measured by military deployments, is the American stake in western Europe —
the defense ...
3; V. G. Kiernan, "State and Nation in Western Europe," Past and Present, vol. 31
(1965), pp. 20-38; J. H. Shennan, The Origins of the Modern European State
1450-1725 (London, 1974); H. Lubasz(ed.), The Development of the Modern
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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