Economic Growth of Egypt versus China, over 2,000 Years

Visualizing Economics has an epic graph that plots Egypt’s economic growth as compared to China, over two thousand years. Charted across events that include the Fall of Rome and Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign, you can see the GDP per capita (adjusted for inflation) for each country change over a timescale that is wonderfully vast. And one doesn’t always dominate the other. Over a long enough timescale, China and Egypt leapfrog each other: