Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - Volume 5, Number 15

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Milestone Update on Great Power GDP

IMF Projections on China vs. U.S.A.







A Sign of Times

to Come


Dear Readers,


We have updated our Great Powers Historical GDP Page, in light of new projections released by the IMF for 2014, charting the development in our 18-year-old forecast (made in the last issue of the Scannapiecan Times).  The IMF data, under ‘purchasing power parity’ measurements, predicts China will be found to have overtaken the U.S. in 2014 (once figures are finalized). 


Purchasing power parity (PPP) is not the same as actual dollars, but it is a very salient way to compare different economies, as it compares the actual productive capacity of countries on product to product, service to service basis, as opposed to what those products and services fetch in those countries (e.g., comparing a car to a car, as opposed to what the car sold for in one country to what it sold for in another).  For more on this, simply visit our Great Powers Historical GDP Page.


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Click here or on the image for the full chart, and details explaining the data and their source. 





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A version of this chart was first published in print in 1996, when we first made the forecast of China overtaking the United States in economic might, and putting our sovereignty to the test, by around 2025.  With the start of the UltrapolisProject.com, we have kept it published on this website.


This milestone is hugely consequential, but much overlooked by most Americans.  Yet, as most of us overlook it now, none of us around in the next fifteen years or so will fail to feel its growing consequences.


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