growth

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    Economic Growth of Meiji Japan

    We all know that during the Meiji Era, Japan experienced a period of rapid economic development, but how rapid? Here are some stats for Japan's economy. All the below data is in 1990 dollars and comes from Angus Maddison's Contours of the World Economy 1. GDP GDP in 1870-$25.393 billion GDP in...
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    How important was protectionism to the growth of the US in the 19th century?

    How important was the American school of high tariff barriers and import substitution to the growth of the US in the 19th century as an industrial power? Will it have experienced the same if it had decided on a policy of free trade with negligible trade barriers built on the theory of...
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    Pre-industrial population sizes. Land capped or growth rate capped?

    Hi guys, I was hoping to get some insight about the magnitude of difference in world population sizes that current day agriculture can support (~7 Billion currently), against that of historical agriculture (0.17-0.4 billion 1 CE, very rough estimate but just to paint a picture). My question...
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    Does "natural" or "normal" growth mean anything?

    This is a question on the border between social science and history. And for me I tend to think the answer is probably "no". Normally "growth" is either used about populations or about production and economical activity. But is it not very questionable if there throughout history was any durable...
  5. VHS

    Is technological growth currently stagnating?

    The 20th century of the Gregorian calendar (note: I am addicted to usage of other calendars) includes some of the most innovative and life changing technological developments such as: The Internet and computers CRES (Corrosion resistant steel, or stainless steel; when I was on a scientific...
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    Army Growth in Early Modern Europe

    During the times of the 100 Years War, even for rich and populous kingdoms like France, taking even 20,000 men to a field campaign remained a task of massive difficulty and revenues of multiple years had to be spent for besieging any major castle. Even around 1520s, when standing armies became...
  7. civfanatic

    Low Urbanization Ratio in Ming/Qing China compared to other World Regions

    Here is a chart showing urbanization ratios in various regions from 1500 to 1890: Some interesting things to note are as follows: 1) China had a relatively low and a relatively constant urbanization ratio throughout the 16th-19th centuries. Despite having some of the largest cities on earth...
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    Natural growth rates in pre-modern times

    How fast could a population grow in Europe in pre-modern times (Prehistory, Ancient Eras, Middle Ages)? Is it possible to calculate natural growth rates just from data on life expectancy and total fertility rates?
  9. Guaporense

    British Economic Growth 1270 - 1870

    Amazon.com: British Economic Growth, 1270-1870 (9781107676497): Stephen Broadberry, Bruce M. S. Campbell, Alexander Klein, Mark Overton, Bas van Leeuwen: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qRW3zTGxL.@@AMEPARAM@@51qRW3zTGxL Incredible book. It represents the state of the...
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    Rapid Trade Union Growth 1840-1850?

    I have been asked to write a theses about trade union growth during the 1840-1850s; however, I did not find any important information on the internet. Therefore, even if it is little information that you have either about the time period (1840 -1850) or the Trade Union growth in general, that...
  11. M

    Rapid Trade Union Growth 1840-1850?

    I have been asked to write a theses about trade union growth during the 1840-1850s; however, I did not find any important information on the internet. Therefore, even if it is little information that you have either about the time period (1840 -1850) or the Trade Union growth in general, that...
  12. Karl XII

    Biggest reason for growth of empires over time?

    From the time of the Hittites to the Archaeminids the maximum extension of empires grew enormously. But what allowed this to happen? Although there was technological growth like converting to Iron instead of Bronze a horse was still the fastest way to travel. The Egyptians used Chariots quite a...
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    Tudor inflation: Population growth or economic changes?

    Been reading Elton and Guy on the Tudor inflation - any subsequent writings on the cause that you know of? Thanks.
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    Mercantilism and the growth of economy of England (XVII and XVIII century).

    Hello. I'm mathematics and economics student from University of Warsaw. I've been asked to write a paper entitled 'Mercantilism and the growth of economy of England' for Economic History classes. At the very begging I think to write in the following order : 1. History of England until XVIII...
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    Economic Growth of Great Britain during the Industral Revolution?

    Does anyone know where I can find it?
  16. Jake10

    Reasons for large growth in Asian populations

    In the past and in modern times, Asian populations have expanded faster than western populations. Why did/does this happen?
  17. Futurist

    Large-scale population growth in "northern" world countries due to climate change?

    Large-scale population growth in "northern" world countries due to climate change? Does anyone here think that Russia, the Scandinavian countries, Greenland, Canada, and/or Alaska will (eventually) experience large-scale (or larger-scale) population growth due to climate change (specifically...
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    Jewish Diaspora - migrations & growth or conversions?

    I have seen the following claim: Actually, Jewish Diaspora was very widespread already by 70 CE (and further increased until 330 CE). But whether or not Jewish communities in Europe, Africa and Asia was the result of mostly conversion of local populations to Judaism, or the result of mostly...
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    growth of the tea party

    what was occuring in America that a political group, the tea party, so quickly became influential? Along with that how come other groups that differed politically were not as successful?
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    Account for the growth of liberal government in Europe between 1814 and 1915?

    I need to write an essay on this and was wondering if anyone could bullet point the key events that allowed the liberal government to grow? I've done research on certain events like the French Revolution and have also purchased some books on the rise of liberalism in Europe, but they tend to...