Global GDP Over the Past 2000 Years

The graphic below depicts the percentage of global GDP for each country over the past 2000 years.
 
Note the massive declines for India and China.  
 
China’s decline correlates with the diminishing power of the dynasty system.  It ended in 1911 with the fall of the Qing Dynasty during the Xinhai Revolution.  It’s growth coincides with the economic liberalization that began in the late 1970’s.

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