In the world, the change of dynasties, without exception, said that the previous dynasty was useless.
The United States said that it was exploited and oppressed during the British rule. In recent years, there are data showing that perhaps it was just some wealthy princes who wanted to dominate the king. This dynasty also said that the previous dynasty said it was dark, and it was deeply oppressed by the three mountains of imperialism, feudalism, and bureaucratic capitalism. In recent years, there are data showing that the previous dynasty banned wine-making and wasting food during disasters. The dynasty increased the production of Moutai during disasters and caused a large number of people to starve to death. We are talking about big data!
This chart shows the transition of the world’s top 9 GDP from 1 AD to 2012, and the forecast from 2012 to 2050.
From the picture, China has several turning points’
- Around 1500, during the Columbus navigation era, corresponding to China’s Ming Dynasty Zheng He and the Maritime Silk Road, the proportion of China’s GDP was also increasing.
- Around 1600, in the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, domestic riots and Manchu invasion caused a decline in the proportion of China’s GDP.
- Around 1700, the proportion of China’s GDP increased again before and after the Kangxi heyday of the Qing Dynasty.
- Around 1800, the development of British maritime trade and the independence of the United States caused a decline in the proportion of China’s GDP.
- Around 1870, perhaps the Westernization Movement was caused by the Opium War, and China’s GDP ratio decreased.
- Around 1900, perhaps due to the reform and opening up at the end of the Qing Dynasty, the decline in China’s GDP ratio decreased again.
- Around 1938, this time was the War of Resistance Against Japan, and China’s GDP ratio accelerated.
- Around 1950, when China changed its dynasty, it felt that this was the lowest point of China’s GDP ratio in history.
- Around 1960, when China made the Great Leap Forward, the slightly rising GDP ratio fell again.
- Around 1970, the current dynasty changed and the GDP ratio rebounded.
- Around 1980, the country’s reform and opening up, the proportion of China’s GDP accelerated.
- Around 1990, China’s GDP ratio rose to the level around 1938.
- Around 2000, China’s GDP ratio rose to the level of around 1900 (reform and opening up in the late Qing Dynasty).
- Around 2012, China’s GDP ratio rose to the level of around 1870 (the Westernization Movement).
From this chart alone, the GDP ratio is the same in the following periods.
1870-2012 can be said to be the period from when the Opium War was opened to reform and opening up, the country was locked up after the change of dynasty, to the time when the country was reformed and opened again and returned to the world. 150 years of wasted years.
1900-2000 can be said to have been controlled by foreign countries for 100 years. Boxers, foreign agents who used yen and rubles to fight and kill in China depleted China’s vitality, and the Japanese took advantage of their emptiness to invade China directly. After decades of reform and opening up, it was discovered that it only returned to the economic level 100 years ago in the late Qing Dynasty.
Around 1938-1990 was the poorest era in China. The GDP ratio is hovering at the lowest point. Japan directly invaded China, civil war, Great Leap Forward, and Cultural Revolution. The people’s economy is truly in dire straits. The GDP ratio even lags behind that of small countries in Japan, and the gap is getting bigger and bigger.
The conclusion is that from the world GDP transition chart from 1 AD to 2012, the economic level of the people of the former dynasty (Republic of China) is not as good as that of the former dynasty (Qing Dynasty), and the economic level of the people of this dynasty is not as good as that of the previous dynasty (Republic of China). To reach the economic level of Kangxi and Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty, stability and unity and hard work are needed.
The comparison here is based on the proportion of the world’s top 9 GDP, rather than some specific things.
I remember seeing how many lights, bicycles, and watches in each house before and after liberation. To show that the people are living happily and upward. Material abundance does not truly reflect the happiness of people’s lives. In Qianlong’s heyday, there was no light, so it was not unhappy. At the end of the Qing Dynasty, there were still many people doing learning, and the masters of the Republic of China were all cultivated by the previous dynasty (the Qing Dynasty). The watch used to be worth a few months of salary income, now it only takes a few hours of salary income to buy it. Everyone knows several masters in this dynasty. The absence of the master also shows that everyone is running around for life and has no learning about Yaxing.
Then how to show people’s happiness in proportion? I think that according to some posts, Wu Dalang of the Song Dynasty lived in a townhouse facing the street, and selling biscuits for half a day could maintain the family’s well-off level. Nowadays, most Chinese couples work their entire lives and cannot buy a lattice shaped like a dove’s nest. When most people can live in townhouses facing the street by working alone, and to support their families, Yaxing has learned a lot. That would be regarded as returning to Qianlong’s well-off level.