AP World History 3.4 Industrialization and Global Integration, c. 1750 to c. 1900

AP World History 3.4 Industrialization and Global Integration, c. 1750 to c. 1900. Based on GDP, the wealthiest country in the world in the year 1900 was...what?

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wonderful world of gdp we need to know how we're measuring it after all you

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can't expect to pay for a cuppa in Great Britain took again we're going to be [Doll sitting by a cup of tea]

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using Geary Thomas dollars basically a hypothetical of international currency

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used to compare current view value throughout history nifty right don't let

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your employer paid with them anyway now back to our regularly scheduled

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programming first and foremost we know that there was a whole lot of

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imperialism going on which means that compared to the big players at the time

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the Emperor of Japan wasn't really all that impressive weighing in at around [Japan flag appears]

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fifty two thousand sorry Emperor Meiji and while will hand the second Germany

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was definitely beginning to enter the world stage as a power player its

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beginnings were far too recent and far too humble as a time to be a contender

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in the content unless we're talking about the who can be most dapper contest [Wilhelm II appears on stage]

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in which we likely found early in the winter yeah seriously look at that

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mustache but it around 162,000 Wilhelm's growing nation wasn't quite up to snuff

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literally what about France? well we know what had a pretty darn impressive empire

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of its own but let's take a look at a map of its colonies from 1900 not bad [Colonies of France appear on map]

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not bad at all too bad their gdp at the time though was hovering around 116,000

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mark which leaves us with our final answer just for fun let's take a look at

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the British Empire is compared with a French whoa looking promising and what [British Empire colonies appear]

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is our impressively expansive empires GDP ringing in at king ding ding 185,000

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we have a winner great britain has just come off two incredibly successful

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centuries of industrialization it would take a few more decades for their empire

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to really start shrinking but for our 1900 flavored purposes ski is the [GB flag shrinks]

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obvious choice say easy peasy lemon squeezy [Woman eating slice of lemon]