i just noticed that as time passes the most powerful entity in history moves to the west
Interesting observation but any kind of pan-Asian union is impossible. East asians nations detest each other and India/Pakistan/Bangladesh will never unite/work together (mostly Pak and India).
with "as a whole" I didn't meant united but asia as a continent being the main power in the world. like europe was in the 19th century, it wasn't united but everyone was powerful there. likewise, india, china, indonesia and japan will be powerhouses.
It goes with the day instead of against the day
Also the Mongols.
I've seen charts showing the movement of the global economic center of mass, which moved northwest with the Industrial Revolution and is moving back southeast as Asian nations industrialise.
Lo thy observation peaks interest in the read, yet I daresay god knows any sort of pan-European union is impossible. European nations detest each other and France/Germany/Belgium will never unite/work together (mostly Frah and Germany).
Thats pretty fucking stupid. "Superpowers" are relatively modern. Possibly starting around the 19th but for sure existing in the 20th Century.
Before that, you have no singular global power, just shitloads of regional cunts who had power over their regions. Take one time period for example. From 200 BC to 200 AD China was the big boy of Ancient East Asia, Rome was the big boy of Ancient Europe. Whoever held Persia dictated the middle east, and they all existed at the same time.
>Whoever held Persia dictated the middle east, and they all existed at the same time.
Only because middle eastern empires tend to similar borders as they expand, and any that got all the way to persia must have already been quite powerful. With the exception of when persia itself became powerful.
It's not like the persian region was some important location to hold or anything.
The Achaemenid Empire ruled over >40% of the world's population and easily influenced another 20% of the neighboring civilized world. Sure, they had no impact on the few hunter-gatherers and pastoral nomads covering most of the world's landmasses, and in the east China was the main superpower, but I don't know how you can argue that the Soviet Union was a superpower but not Ancient Persia.
Similarly, Han China and the Roman Empire completely dominated the Old World. There were some regions that managed to resist them like India or parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, but they simply played the role of the Third World in that scenario.
it wouldn't change much, eventually the others would catch up, fill the same niches, discover the same things and it would look about the same with only superficial differences in culture, art and language, maybe it would take them slightly longer or quicker to progress but that's it
For the Achaemenids this is the definitive book.
Try this and read up on each one:
Any decent book on world history, including some atlases aimed at children, will introduce you to the major civilizations.
Okay, lets break it down:
1500 vChr: Egypt/ Mesopotamia
1400 vChr: Indus Civilization/Egypt
1300 vChr: Egypt
1200 vChr: Egypt
1100 vChr: asyyria
1000 vChr: Babylon
900 vChr: Babylon
800 vChr: Neoassyria
700 vChr: Neoassyria
600 vChr: Media
500 vChr: Persia
400 vChr: Persia
300 vChr: Macedonia
200 Chr: Rome/Han China
100 vChr: Rome/Han
(so it moves into the Middle East, then jumps between Asia Minor, Mesopotamia and Persia, then moves west into Greek and Italy with parallel movements towards China.)
>so it moves into the Middle East, then jumps between Asia Minor, Mesopotamia and Persia, then moves west into Greek and Italy with parallel movements towards China.
The spread of civilization?
Also what's vChr
300: Rome/ Gupta (India)
400: ??? (like China, Rome and India are all in heavy decline)
700: arab Caliphate
800: Tang Dynasty
1000: Song Dynasty
(So it obviously moves back east)
>Also what's vChr
BC. Sorry for using the german term.
1200: Southern Song
1300: Mongols (Yuan Dynasty)
1400: Timurids/ Ming Dynasty
1500: Mogul Empire/Ottoman Empire
(it jumps between China and Central asia/Persia; then moves west to Turkey, Europe and North amerika)