Global economic center of gravity

Ever wonder where the center of gravity* of ALL economic activity is if it were all concentrated at one place on the planet (instead of spread out across the globe as it is)?

Here’s a historical map showing how that center of gravity has shifted since the year 1AD.

The center was moving West until 1950’s and then began to shift East again. It was also shifting North until 2000, and is now moving back towards the South.

*Center of gravity is the point where things balance.

 

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