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Can Poland Redraw Europe’s Economic Map?

When it comes to the global economy, growth is the only constant. Over the last century or more, the global economy has inflated much like a balloon, expanding almost uniformly with only minor warping of geographical patterns. The United States has long been the richest large country in the world, with Western Europe following close behind, East Asia a little farther back, and a few outlying settler colonies like Canada, Australia, and New Zealand keeping pace.

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