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WORLD CITIES: -3000 to 2000
comprehensive listing of the most important cities
in each of the three eras of world history:
and modern, and pays especial attention to their population numbers.
It also tests
the proposition that urbanization exhibits a learning process that,
viewed against the backdrop of five millennia, is evidence for world
system evolution bringing about increasing degrees of globalization.
The extensive database assembled here from a great variety of sources graphically illustrates the extraordinary leap in urban growth experienced world-wide in the 20th century and suggests the imminence of a decisive turning point in world social organization.
George Modelski is Professor of Political science Emeritus in the University of Washington.
see also the FAROS2000 website.
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