Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy



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The Rise and Fall of the Gr...

4.09 avg rating — 3,813 ratings — published 1987 — 35 editions
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Engineers of Victory: The M...

3.74 avg rating — 1,008 ratings — published 2012 — 19 editions
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The Parliament of Man: The ...

3.54 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2006 — 16 editions
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Preparing for the Twenty-Fi...

3.55 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1993 — 13 editions
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The Rise and Fall of Britis...

3.87 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1976 — 14 editions
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Grand Strategies in War and...

3.86 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Pacific Onslaught: 7th Dec....

3.83 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1972 — 7 editions
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The Rise of the Anglo-Germa...

3.92 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1981 — 4 editions
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Strategy and Diplomacy 1870...

3.92 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1984 — 3 editions
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Realities Behind Diplomacy

3.84 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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“The continued existence of all three states, France, England, and the United Provinces of the Netherlands, each with the potential to dispute Habsburg pretensions in the future, again confirmed that the Europe of 1600 would consist of many nations, and not of one hegemony.”
Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

“The cause of this transformation, effected by the Meiji Restoration from 1868 onward, was the determination of influential members of the Japanese elite to avoid being dominated and colonized by the West, as seemed to be happening elsewhere in Asia, even if the reform measures to be taken involved the scrapping of the feudal order and the bitter opposition of the samurai clans.39 Japan had to be modernized not because individual entrepreneurs wished it, but because the “state” needed it. After”
Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

“The sums acquired by the administrators of this domaine extraordinaire in the period of France’s zenith were quite remarkable and in some ways foreshadow Nazi Germany’s plunder of its satellites and conquered foes during the Second World War.”
Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers



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