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DailyMail UK InfoChart: China taking over the West; Economic History of the World since Jesus

Fascinating new graph shows the 'economic history of the world since Jesus'

By James Nye

PUBLISHED: 09:46 EST, 23 June 2012 | UPDATED: 19:19 EST, 23 June 2012

A stunning chart that shows the entire economic history of the world's most powerful countries over the past 2,000 years has been released by investment bank JP Morgan.

Viewed as a whole, the graph shows the creeping restoration of Asian economic supremacy as the rest-of-the-world catches up to the West and surpasses its levels of industrialisation.

Charting the globe's 10 major powers since the time of Jesus, the graph can be broken down by simply applying a cut off point at around the 1800 AD mark.

To view the charts directly, click here: 1, 2, 3

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